The Long Island Nets, the Nets new D-League affiliate, will hold a press conference ahead of the Nets’ Thursday, game against the Cavaliers at Barclays Center to unveil the team’s new logo, colors and uniforms.
Brett Yormark, CEO, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Sean Marks, the Nets General and Malcolm Turner, President, NBA Development League, will be on hand for the 6:30 p.m. announcement.
The Long Island Nets will take the court in November at Barclays Center ... and practice at the HSS Training Center in Sunset Park, in 2016-17. Most of their home games, say Nets insiders, will be part of double-headers with the parent club. In 2017-18, the Long Island team will move homes and play at the renovated Nassau Coliseum, in which Mikhail Prokhorov purchased a controlling interest.
The Nets purchased the D-League club at a cost of $6 million earlier this season. The Nets will return to the D-League after a two-year hiatus. The team had a hybrid relationship with the Springfield Armor through the 2013-14 season. The Armor were eventually sold to a group of Michigan businessmen who moved the club to Grand Rapids, where it serves as the Pistons' D-League affiliate.
The team will have its own president of business operations, general manager, head coach, assistant coach and trainer. No indication if the press conference will reveal who will hold those jobs.