The Nets, as we've noted, are happy with their experience in the D-League. For a third of what it costs to sign a vets' minimum player, the Nets now have a team they can send young players for seasoning, scout players from other teams and develop coaches, scouts and executives.
The Armor ownership, who handed off basketball operations to the Nets, is happy with the hybrid affiliation as well, the Springfield Republican reports. With a 21-13 record and three All-Stars (not to mention the D-League Slam Dunk champion), the Armor are attracting fans. "Ticket sales are definitely up, attendance is up so far this season compared to last season and we’ve seen a huge increase in group-ticket sales," notes the Armor's general manager for business operations, Alex Schwerin.
Springfield Armor's hybrid affiliation with Nets working for both clubs - Jeff Thomas - Springfield Republican