Jay-Z: "My job was done with the Nets"

Barclays Center/Errol Anderson

In an interview on this Life + Times YouTube channel, Jay-Z spoke again about his departure from the Nets. One of the Brooklyn group's original investors had to sell his share in the team to avoid a conflict of interest with his new job, as an agent for professional athletes. His job, he said, was done.

"I think my job was done with the Nets," he told Elliot Wilson. "They got to Brooklyn. I played my part in that, even the look and design and attitude of the Brooklyn Nets."

Jay-Z, who owned less than one percent of the Nets, is credited with coming up with the black-and-white design of the Nets logo and uniform. He also helped design the arena's interior spaces. Jay-Z has said he retains his interest in Barclays Center. He has been a member of the arena board of directors.

In the interview, he said his decision to become a sports agent evolved from conversations he's had with athletes about their finances, noting the high number of professional athletes who got bankrupt not long after the exit the game.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker