Nassau Coliseum took Nets brass, led by Sean Marks, on a tour of the facility's renovation Thursday. The Coliseum, undergoing a $260 million, 15-month rehab, will be the home of the Nets' D-League team, the Long Island Nets, in 2017, following their inaugural season at Barclays Center.
Along with Marks, the touring party included Alton Byrd, the L.I. Nets Vice President of Business Operations; Trajan Langdon, the Nets assistant GM; Ronald Nored, the L.I. Nets head coach; Leo Ehrline, the Nets chief administrative and relationship officer; and Matt Riccardi, the Nets senior manager of basketball operations who's long been involved in player development.
The L.I. Nets will play 25 home dates at Barclays this coming season --and will practice at the HSS Training Center--before moving to the island for their second season. The team plans to set up a training facility nearer the Coliseum after the move east. The Brooklyn Nets are expected to play preseason games at Nassau as well, staring in 2017.