In what was merely considered a formality, the NBA Board of Governor's has approved the name "Brooklyn Nets" for next year's Nets team, as well as the move to Brooklyn. The team will officially adopt the name on April 30th.
"It's an impressive building, it's on time, maybe a skosh early, as early as August," Stern said. "It opens September 28th, and sales of tickets and suites are reportedly doing well."
This is hardly the biggest news to come out of the meeting, as New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has officially bought the New Orleans Hornets for $338 million, and it was hardly unexpected. But now we can say it with absolute certainty: next year, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, we'll be rooting for the Brooklyn Nets.
Whoever those Nets are.