The Pope and 170 world leaders may be arriving in Manhattan Thursday for the United Nations General Assembly, but in the Borough of Kings, it's all about the Nets.
Eight Nets players and staff will take to the streets of Brooklyn to engage with the community and get the borough excited about the upcoming season, the kickoff of the Nets "Represent Brooklyn" marketing program.
Nets players Thaddeus Young, Jarrett Jack, Rondae-Hollis Jefferson, Sergey Karasev, Chris McCullough, Quincy Miller, Ryan Boatright, Markel Brown and Willie Reed will be visiting select locations from 7 a.m. till 8 p.m..
Fans who participate will be able to interact with players and receive free Nets merchandise. "Represent Brooklyn" day will also tip off one week of special incentives on Nets tickets, from Thursday, September 24 until Thursday, October 1, during which fans will receive special pricing on full, half, and partial season plans. In addition, there will be no service fees on individual ticket purchases.
Here's the schedule...
--Nets players will serve coffee to morning commuters at Borough Hall, on the corner of Joralemon and Boerum Streets from 7-9 a.m.
--Nets players will shoot hoops with children and sign autographs at Tillary Park, on the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets, from 3-4 p.m.
--Nets players will go to happy hour at The Vanderbilt, 570 Vanderbilt Ave, from 6-8 p.m.
It's one of several community events this week, featuring Nets players. RHJ and Reed were also part of a "Dad’s Take Your Child To School Day" event in Brooklyn.
it's now only four days until Media Day, and 11 days until the first preseason game at Barclays, Brooklyn vs. Istanbul's Fenerbahce Ulker.
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