The Star-Ledger has compiled a list of the 25 most influential people in New Jersey sports. They've got Bruce Ratner ranked at No. 6 for his ability to take the Nets to Brooklyn or help determine their next owner, and Rod Thorn at No. 18 and trending down, due to the Nets' limited budget. Higher than both are a couple of people who would like to see the Nets in Newark.
- The Jersey area's Top 25 most powerful sports brokers - Steve Politi - Star-Ledger