The long-awaited HSS Training Center will open February 17, completing the final move in the Nets migration from New Jersey to Brooklyn.
The $50 million practice facility has been under construction since Draft Day in June 2014. The center's opening comes immediately after the end of the NBA All-Star Break and one day before the trade deadline. The training center is located at 168 39th Street in Brooklyn's Industry City, atop a century-old warehouse building a block from New York Harbor and with spectacular views of both Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn's brownstone neighborhoods.Irina Pavlova, president of ONEXIM Sports & Entertainment Holdings, and David Carlock, a sports facilty consultant, spearheaded the site selection, finance and leasing of the center.
The 70,000-square-foot-facility will boast panoramic views of New York Harbor from the eighth floor and rooftop of a historic waterfront warehouse in Industry City. The state-of-the-art facility will feature premier amenities, including two practice courts, weight and training rooms, two hydro pools, an two-level players lounge, a rooftop entertainment space and an 18-seat theater for viewing tapes. The facility will also house offices for both the team's head coach and general manager, jobs now vacant.
The Hospital for Special Surgery, the Nets official hospital, holds the naming rights.
The opening will mean the Nets will officially end their 38-year connection with New Jersey. The team has trained in its long time practice facility in East Rutherford since the move from Newark to Brooklyn in 2012. The East Rutherford facility, previously known as the Champions Center and the PNC Center, will become the home of the Meadowlands YMCA.