The Nets will not be moving into their $50 million practice facility in Brooklyn until sometime in the 2015-16. Construction delays have pushed back the facility's completion date, Billy King told writers, without offering specifics on when it might be ready. The original plans called for it to be ready by the start of training camp on October 1.
Billy King says the Nets will be in their new practice facility sometime during 2015-16 season. Doesn't commit to opening the season in it.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 6, 2015
Stefan Bondy broke the news over the weekend....
One thing that won’t change is the practice facility in East Rutherford, N.J., because the $50 million replacement under construction in Brooklyn won’t be ready for the start of the season. So players will continue to grapple with bumper-to-bumper commutes.
"They kill my soul," Thaddeus Young said of his drives from Jersey to Brooklyn.
The facility, to be sponsored by the Hospital for Special Surgery, will be state of the art and include two practice courts, a pool, offices for basketball operations staf and an outdoor lounge for players overlooking New York Harbor.. It's being built on the 8th and 9th floors of a century old warehouse building in Industry City on 39th street and the water in Brooklyn. The Nets unveiled plans for the operation on Draft Day last year.
The Nets will be able to extend their lease on their training facility in East Rutherford, their last outpost in New Jersey, until the Brooklyn facility is ready.