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Fan-Friendly Ratings Join Attendance and TV Ratings on the Rise

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Last year, ranking the Nets dead last for "fan-friendliness" wasn't that difficult. But USA Today has revisited the issue, after the Nets hired Petro Pope as Entertainment Director. The difference, says writer Greg Broeck, is marked. The Nets, he writes, now have an "edgier dance team that now ranks with the best in the league, a more lively acrobatic team, a more personable mascot, a hip new kids dance team, now-music and shaded lighting", all leading to an 11.4% increase in the USA Today rating.