Bruce Ratner said all the right things Sunday night: the Nets will win the NBA championship, he never doubted the team because it has great chemistry, progress on the Brooklyn arena is steady if slow, team revenues are 20% higher than he anticipated and "If we have to pay a luxury tax, we'll pay a luxury tax. We must keep this team together. It's a great team." One reason he may be willing to spend on the team is the unique way in which he is saving money on the arena.
- The way Ratner sees it, his Nets have look of a championship team - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- Ratner willing to pay for wins - Ohm Youngmisuk - New York Daily News
- Ratner to spend on Nets - Al Iannazzone - The Record