It’s Brook Lopez day over at the Nets practice facility. Julian Garcia at the Daily News quotes Brook saying the team can “definitely make the playoffs. We have enough talent.” Dave D’Alessandro of the Star-Ledger talks about whether or not Brook will be scoring more from the post. The Nets mothership has a post-practice video of Brook where he talks about basketball and comics, specifically the recent Marvel acquisition by Disney (Brook: I hope Disney runs Marvel into the ground. Me: Ouch). Major props to Nets blogger Ben Couch asking Brook on video about the longer-form writing he’s allegedly working on instead of joining Twitter like the rest of the NBA. For the record, it’s been 6 days since NAS demanded Brook join Twitter.
J.E. Skeets at Ball Don’t Lie posts about the Nets launching their “Take a Net to School Sweepstakes.” As part of an American Association and Dairy Council program, the winning child (age 6-13) can select their favorite Net to come to school with them. Giggle inducing line for me from Skeets: “You might think I would jump at the opportunity to take Brook Lopez, but, well, I would hate to sit in class all day worrying about whether those farting noises he was making were going to get us sent to the principal’s office.”
NetIncome over NetsDaily has put together a fantastic FAQ about the Nets financial situation, their pending move to Brooklyn, who might be interested in buying the team, and what might happen if Brooklyn falls through.
New York-based architectural firm, SHoP, has been brought in to assist on the designs for the Barclays Center arena at the Atlantic Yards Development, the New York Observer reports.
The Nets have named John Loyer as an assistant coach. Loyer spent the past four seasons as assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.