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Nets Move (Offices) To Brooklyn


The Nets have begun shifting business operations from New Jersey to Brooklyn, with eight staffers moving recently to One MetroTech Center North in Brooklyn, near the Barclays Center. MetroTech is owned by Forest City, Bruce Ratner's company and the developer of the arena.

Officials said the offices are not the Nets' permanent home. The team expects to move all its business operations to the borough early next year, well before the arena opens in September.

The Nets, whose corporate name is "New Jersey Basketball", used the Brooklyn address last week to renew and extend trademark protection on "Brooklyn Nets". The Nets have long held the trademark.

Basketball operations will remain at the PNY Center in East Rutherford for at least another two years, until a new training facility is built, probably in New York.  The Nets will have a small practice facility and a "Nets campus", including office space for Billy King and Avery Johnson, at the Brooklyn arena.