"Sopranos" star Steve Schirripa and other local celebrities recorded voicemails that will be left as friendly reminders for Nets fans who have yet to renew their season tickets. Fans began receiving the messages last week when Schirripa ("Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccalieri") offered a gentle hint that their season-ticket installment is due. An excerpt from Schirripa’s message: "My friends at the Nets tell me that you still have not renewed your tickets for next season despite several phone calls. … Call today or I’ll send Silvio and Paulie to talk to you, and they’re even tougher than the Nets ticket reps."
--Sports Business Journal