Deadlines and Commitments - LXXXIV

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To ease the pain of having to wait another 75 days for Opening Night, we give you an updated Nets schedule that should give you hope that off-season will eventually end. We don't include the ongoing Eurobasket 'friendly" games for Bosnia and Croatia, but those are taking place on almost a daily basis.

September 4 - 22 - FIBA Eurobasket, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Mirza Teletovic (Bosnia) and Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia) lone Nets properties who will play for their countries' national teams. Mike Fratello will coach Ukraine. Games will be televised online. Kirilenko retired from Team Russia in February of he won't be participating. Tornike Shengelia (Georgia) and Ilkan Karaman (Turkey) both hurt. NBA training camp begins a week after the tournament concludes. On September 5, Croatia will play Georgia ... Bojan vs. Toko.

September 21 - First NHL game at Barclays, an exhibition game between Islanders and Devils. Expect heavy Nets tie-ins.

September 30 - Media Day at Barclays Center. Expect huge throng of worldwide media as Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, Andrei Kirilenko, Shaun Livingston, Alan Anderson and Mason Plumlee all don Nets gear for the first time.

October 1 - Training camp opens at PNY Center, with Coach Kidd in charge.

October 5 - Fenerbahce Ulker will play the Oklahoma City Thunder in Istanbul. With game on NBA TV, it will be chance to see Bogdanovic vs.NBA competition, and specifically Kevin Durant.

October 8 - Nets open preseason vs. the Wizards in Washington

October 12 - Nets host preseason game vs. Pistons at Barclays Center

October 14 - Nets play preseason game vs. 76ers in Philadelphia

October 15 - Nets host preseason game vs. Celtics at Barclays Center

October 17 - Nets host preseason game vs. Heat at Barclays Center

October 23 - Nets play preseason game vs. Celtics in Boston. The game will be nationally televised on NBA TV, but Paul Pierce has said he's unlikely to travel, leaving the drama for regular season.

October 25 - Nets conclude preseason play with a road game vs. the Heat in Miami

October 28 - Rosters set for Opening Day (5 p.m. ET)

October 30 - Nets tip off season on the road in Cleveland vs. Cavaliers

January 6 - 10-day Contracts can now be signed

January 10 - All Contracts are guaranteed for remainder of the season

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