NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: A billboard announcing, "Welcome to Brooklyn '12" is seen next to the Barclay Center, a sports arena and future home of the the National Basketball Association's New Jersey Nets, that is currently under construction, on March 5, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The stadium is scheduled to open September 28, 2012; the New Jersey Nets will be renamed the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
The NBA's Board of Governors unanimously approved the Nets move to Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday, as well as the name change to "Brooklyn Nets." The Nets have four remaining home games in New Jersey, with the new arena set to open on September 28.
The Nets and the NBA will begin using the name "Brooklyn Nets" on April 30. Team colors and logo are expected to be released in the days prior.
"We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to David Stern and the NBA team owners for their role in making the Nets' move to Brooklyn a reality," Nets owners Mikhail Prokhorov and Bruce Ratner said in a team statement.
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