Barclays Center’s obstructed hockey seats

The exit leading to Barclays Center from the Atlantic Avenue subway station. (AP)

Barclays Center debuted the New York Islanders last Friday, in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. But there was one glaring issue with the game, and not just that Islanders fans booed Brooklyn Nets players: the arena has some highly obstructed seats behind one goal. According to Barclays Center’s seating chart, limited view […]

Forest City Enterprises makes payment to maintain stake in Nets, still actively looking for buyer

Mikhail Prokhorov (left) and Bruce Ratner during Barclays Center construction. (AP)

Forest City Enterprises, the management and development company owned by Bruce Ratner that owns 20 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and 55 percent of Barclays Center through its subsidiary Nets Sports & Entertainment, paid $26.8 million in capital calls/fees yesterday to protect its ownership stake in the team. NS&E faced the potential of seeing the […]

Report: Mikhail Prokhorov in talks to buy all of Nets, Barclays Center


Looks like Prokhorov’s five-year promise might end with a fully committed marriage to the Nets. While Prokhorov said on the record he was only interested in adding investors if he maintained a majority ownership, rumors swirled that Prokhorov wanted out. But according to the New York Post, Prokhorov is nearing a deal with minority shareholder […]

Is anyone going to buy a piece of the Nets?

Brook Lopez with Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner (right) in 2012. (AP)

Forest City Ratner has a little more time to find its way out of the Nets. Per a forbearance pact signed in 2013, the real estate development company and former majority/current minority owner of the Nets franchise had until today (August 12) to sell its shares in the Nets or pay: either $31.3 million to […]

Around the ‘Nets: What’s Next With Offseason Winding Down?

The Nets' Summer League time is over. (AP)

First and foremost: apologies for the lack of updates in the last week. The Brooklyn Game has been in the midst of some off-site stuff. We’ll try to get you caught up today. Here’s what’s happened in the last week or so around the ‘Nets: Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who has flirted with selling […]

You Can Now Rent Andrei Kirilenko’s Manhattan Penthouse For $45,000 Per Month

Andrei Kirilenko

If you have an extra $45,000 burning a hole in your pocket every month and you want to enjoy the luxury of a former Russian NBA player, I know just the apartment for you. Andrei Kirilenko lived in downtown Manhattan during his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets, in a building owned and operated by Nets […]

“Atlantic Yards” Rebranded “Pacific Park”

The large-scale Brooklyn development that essentially brought both the Nets and The Barclays Center to Brooklyn underwent a rebranding of its own yesterday: “Pacific Park.” The former “Atlantic Yards” development, consisting of 22 acres anchored by the Barclays Center, has long been a lightning rod for criticism among various local community associations. The principal developer, […]

King refuses to get personal re: Kidd: “The franchise has to be bigger than one person.”

Billy King (AP)

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Billy King had every right to scream and shout, to bemoan his former coaching prodigy and throw him under the bus. After what Jason Kidd had done to leave this franchise, no one would have blamed him. He didn’t. “I wish him the best of luck,” King said. “I wish him, his […]

Report: Lewis Katz, Former Nets Owner, Dies in Plane Crash

Lewis Katz, the new co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and a former principal owner of the then-New Jersey Nets, has died in a plane crash in Massachusetts. Katz was part of a group that bought the Nets from the “Secaucus Seven” in 1998 and donated his stake to a charitable trust called the Community Youth […]