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Nets and Knicks in Arena Race?

The Nets want to open their new arena sometime in the 2009-10 season. But delays could easily push the arena back another year. Meanwhile, the Knicks are about to launch their own drive for a new home, just west of the current Madison Square Garden. A preliminary timetable suggests the new MSG could be open as early as 2011. Meanwhile, the Village Voice simultaneously accuses Bruce Ratner of plotting to evict old ladies and overpaying those willing to leave, all in his quest for the arena.