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Pace Quickens in Brooklyn Move

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The Nets have one more game to play this season, Thursday night in Toronto. But back in Brooklyn (a phrase we're likely to hear a lot of), things are all about next season. In East Rutherford, the team's business operations are quickly emptying their space and headed to Brooklyn. By Friday, 150 employees, including Brett Yormark, will be a short walk from Barclays Center at 15 MetroTech.

The "Brooklyn Nets Dancers" also announced auditions at LIU's Brooklyn campus in June.

And across the city, particularly near bridges to Brooklyn, more #hellobrooklyn signage is popping up, like the one above, near the Manhattan Bridge. The message, beyond the intriguing (and highly suggestive) black-and-white motif, is "First Home Game since 1957," a reference to the Brooklyn Dodgers last home game before the moved to Los Angeles. The team's new identity, colors and logo, are scheduled to be unveiled Monday morning. Brooklyn Nets gear with that identity will go on sale at Modell's and the NBA store simultaneously.