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Open Practice Will Give Fans First Look at New Nets: Players & Coaches

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Fans will get their first look at the new Nets Thursday at the Prudential Center, the first of two open practices this preseason. The other is in Moscow October 10.  Of the 17 players on the roster, 14 are healthy.  Troy Murphy (groin) and Quinton Ross (toe) will not be on the floor and Joe Smith is questionable with knee swelling.  Of those who will play, ten will be wearing Nets (practice) uniforms for the first time, four of them rookies.  Of the eight coaches, four will be new to the Nets. 

There'll be no walk-up sales at the Prudential Center. Tickets are available at njnets.com.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. start. The Nets have also released information on the team's preseason TV schedule.  The two games against the Celtics – October. 7 and October 20 – will be on YES. The two NBA China games against Courtney Lee and the Rockets are on NBA TV (both will be early morning starts on the East Coast) and the Knicks’ game (October 19) will be on MSG. No word yet on how much video of the Moscow Open Practice will be online.