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Preseason to Open on Long Island

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UNIONDALE, NY - JULY 16: An exterior view of the Nassau Coliseum is seen prior to the New York Islanders Blue and White Game on July 16, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - JULY 16: An exterior view of the Nassau Coliseum is seen prior to the New York Islanders Blue and White Game on July 16, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Al Iannazzone reports the Nets will open preseason at Long Island's Nasau Coliseum on October 9 vs. the Knicks. It will be a Nets home game and be the first time the team will wear its Brooklyn colors. Rod Boone first reported the Nets first "home" game would at the Coliseum.

The full preseason schedule has yet to be released. The Nets of course won their two ABA titles in 1974 and 1976 playing at the now aging Coliseum. Currently, the team is trying to recruit Long Islanders as season ticket holders. The Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Terminal is across the street from Barclays Center. It's accessible either directly or with one change from 10 of the LIRR's 11 lines.

The Nets normally play eight preseason games, with two each against the Knicks, 76ers and Celtics.

  • Sources: Knicks vs. Nets at Nassau Coliseum - Al Iannazzone - New York Newsday