On the same day Richard Jefferson described volleyball as a sport he enjoys as much as basketball, the Nets announced they will be sponsoring a volleyball tournament this summer in Brooklyn. The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will bring its mix of bikinis, surf, sand and fast moving balls to Coney Island in August. Sponsoring the tournament will be Bruce Ratner's Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, part of the Nets organization. Nets CEO Brett Yormark will be in charge of the program.
- Beach Volleyball to Hit B'Klyn - Tim Arango - New York Post
- AVP Tour Partners With Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment to Bring Beach Volleyball to Coney Island in 2006 - Forest City Ratner Companies