Talking to Bloomberg's Rick Horrow, Bruce Ratner said Wednesday he believes that the Brooklyn brand and Barclays Center will be a "tremendous advantage" for the Nets in recruiting free agents in the future.
Without mentioning specifics, Ratner said, "There's a tremendous desire, generally, to play in a big market and there's already a tremendous interest by players and fans alike" in Barclays Center. Ratner who still owns 20% of the team and 55% of the arena added that the arena "is basketball centric...designed for basketball" along with "architecture with a capital 'A'." The accompanying video includes a rendering of the arena interior not seen before.
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