Avery Johnson told the crowd at Modell's Monday morning that the Nets won't just be about basketball. "We're not going to just be playing games here ... We're going to be part of the fabric of the community."
Indeed, the Nets set up a week of community events around Brooklyn, each with its own theme, sponsored by Maimonides Hospital, now the "Official Hospital and Staff Physicians of the Brooklyn Nets."
- Maimonides and the Brooklyn Nets (Video) - Maimonides Medical Center
Jeff Scott - Brooklyn Fan of the Month! (Video) - Michael Scotto - Brooklyn Fans
Tuesday, May 1 - EDUCATION; Nets employees will read to kids at 22 neighborhood libraries throughout Brooklyn.Bobby Marks will read a book to 50 children at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Wednesday, May 2 – ATHLETICS; Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark and 500 kids (ages 12-14) from local YMCA's will compete in sports clinics at the Park Slope Armory YMCA
Thursday, May 3 – HEALTH AND WELLNESS; LIU Brooklyn students, faculty, and staff, Crunch Fitness instructors, and health care providers from Maimonides Medical Center and MJHS will hold health screenings and classes at Long Island University Brooklyn
Friday May 4 – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT; 50 local volunteers will participate in landscaping and painting projects in Prospect Park.