For its first year, owners of the Prudential Center didn't have to worry about lease payments. Now, the moratorium is over and the harsh reality of making a profit and a lease payment has arrived. Experts think "The Rock" is in relatively good shape right now, but if the Nets' new arena, the Barclays Center, does open in Brooklyn in 2010, it could change things. Thus, Newark's interest in the Nets.
- Newark watching the finances as arena finishes its emergency system - Maura McDermott - Star-Ledger