Jay-Z's Role With Nets Bigger Than His Small Stake, a LOT Bigger

David Halbfinger of the Times provides the most extensive examination of Jay-Z role with the Nets and Barclays Center, with a flurry of details never before reported.

BCTV, Arena TV, Up and Running

Barclays Center has quietly debuted its internal TV channel, BCTV, with a number of videos on the arena's progress, the team and the borough where the team plays. BCTV also is available on its own YouTube channel.

Street Contact Leads To Internship

The day after the Draft, Vivek Shah was walking near Rockefeller Center when he spotted Brett Yormark exiting a sushi restaurant with a member of the team's ownership group. From that encounter came a tour and an internship.

Ratner: Prokhorov Deserves Credit

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins, Bruce Ratner talks about how well the Nets have done this off-season, crediting Mikhail Prokhorov and his team, as well as Billy King, for rebuilding the Nets.

Scoreboard Takes Flight at Barclays

The $7 million Daktronic scoreboard, equipped with all the bells and whistles LED technology can provide, is being hoisted to the rafters at Barclays Center after being assembled on the arena floor.

Nets Will Add to Brooklyn Cool

USA Today examines how Brooklyn has become cool...and how the Nets will add to that cool come November.

Honda Latest Nets/Barclays Sponsor

Honda becomes the latest high-profile brand to join the Nets and Barclays Center as a sponsor. The seven figure deal makes Honda the "official vehicle" of the Nets and their arena.

Watson: I Want Kids To Look To Me

C.J. Watson recently wrapped up his annual Quiet Storm Foundation's Hoops for Hope summer camp in his hometown of Las Vegas, saying it's not about running a camp once a year, but something very personal.

Scoreboard Starts Going Up

As Instagram images posted Thursday show, the bulk of the scoreboard is nearing completion on the arena floor, but the top piece is already in place.

King: Jay-Z Always Wants To Help

Billy King has had a good summer (Dwightmare's End aside), made some news and so it's natural that the New York Times would want to interview him, being such a newsmaker and all that.

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