For the second consecutive August, Bruce Ratner was out at Coney Island, watching volleyball...and thinking bigger. This weekend's AVP Brooklyn Open was sponsored by Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, a Ratner creation. Now a small scale operation, BSE will be used to book more than 200 dates at the Barclays Center, the Nets' new arena. Think NCAA tournament, lacrosse and wrestling, motocross and rodeo, as well as a lot of concert dates, the Dalai Lama and mass Hasidic weddings.
- Ratner Thinking about Brooklyn Beyond Basketball - Net Income - NetsDaily Blog
- Coney Island Hosts the World's Top Volleyball Players - Christopher Faherty - New York Sun
- Nets Presence Felt at AVP Brooklyn Open - Adam Pantozzi - New Jersey Nets
- Vinsanity sweeps through Brooklyn - Marc Raimondi - AVP