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If Brooklyn Deal Collapses, Newark Stands at the Ready

When Newark's new mayor, Cory Booker, finally made his deal with the Devils this week, his aides admitted the new Newark Arena needed more than a hockey team to ensure its success. The mayor let it be known that if the Nets' Brooklyn deal collapsed, Newark is an ideal location for the New Jersey team. The Nets, however, are confident their Brooklyn arena will be approved, probably this month, and already have a backup plan to stay in the Meadowlands.