The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that the 2011 NBA Draft will be held at the Nets’ new home, The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. According to the article, David Stern will be in attendance at tonight’s home opener, where he will make the formal announcement with Newark mayor Cory Booker and Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek. The NBA Draft has most recently been held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
This announcement means another marquee event will be coming to The Rock. In addition to Nets, Devils and Seton Hall home games, the 2011 NCAA Tournament East Regionals will be held in Newark in March. It is clear that the NBA wants to have a closer relationship with the Nets and their new home in Newark, and it’s never a bad thing to take a big-time event away from the Knicks and Madison Square Garden.
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