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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  16 responses

Nets Turn ‘Baghead-gate’ into Marketing Opportunity

Brett Yormark tried to make the best of an ugly and embarrassing situation. The Star-Ledger reports: “The Nets had a ‘Bag Exchange’ Wednesday night, when all fans were invited to turn in their bags for a nylon bag with the Nets logo on it, and a note from Yormark himself. The note read, ‘Thanks for letting us see your face, we hope we see it more often at Nets games – Regards, Brett Yormark.’ The team did not promote the exchange beforehand; they merely instructed personnel to identify bag-wearers and offer to make the swap. The nylon bag will also include trading cards. As for the original perpetrator, a gentleman from Morristown who was seated with his brother in the second row, Yormark said he invited him over for a bag lunch next week. ‘We might stream it live on our website, so all the fans can enjoy a nice constructive conversation about the team, because he was expressing his disgust the other night,’ Yormark said. ‘Again, the tickets he received were free, and I thought it was inappropriate, so he expressed himself and I expressed myself.’ As for that bag lunch, let’s guess: He’ll be serving chicken salad.”

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  • D12FSU

    all of this is stupud

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    You also get a demo tape of Jay-Z rapping “Bag back bag back”

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    baghead-gate…lol, rediculous.

  • Mike

    Im glad the Nets are trying to make light of the situation. If you think about it, management isnt as bad as there record stands. This management last year brought LOPEZ one of the best young Centers, Janlian whos versatile and decent, and they already had Devin Harris. During the offseason they brought in 2 starters from an NBA finals team, an a critical backup, with ALSTON, LEE and BATTIE. They got rid of Vinces aging expensive contract , to make room for free agency. Why are they so bad? I dont think you can blame management .

  • http://philaflava.blogspot.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Mike. The Nets won’t be bad for long, though. When they develop more as a team and finally mesh, then they’ll be a real competitors. A lot of people don’t realize just how good Brook Lopez is.

  • http://www.clutchfans.net nick

    Brook Lopez is nasty. Devin Harris has a lot of game. That 1-2 punch OUGHT to be competitive…but the rest of the team is kinda awful. Anyone who gives significant minutes to Josh boone probably isn’t winning very many games.

  • riggs

    the problem with the nets is devin isnt the point guard they need with the group of people they have. I also agree about brook and knew about his beast-mode since day 1

  • riggs

    imagine if brook winded up in oklahoma….cot damn

  • LA Huey

    “We might stream it live on our website” Bad idea. The site would crash with all those Nets fans eating up the bandwidth…Nets might be historically bad this year but their 5-year outlook is favorable compared to most of the league’s bottom 10

  • skd

    The CEO is a tool, so he got the tickets for free he isnt allowed to express his displeasure with the team? First of all who in their right mind would pay courtside prices to go to a Nets Heat game? Second, they had 7 wins. The CEO should be happy anyone wants to come at all, free tickets or not.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The CEO’s comments reminded me of that Seinfeld episode where Elaine wears the Oriole’s cap to a Yankees game.
    That is all.

  • http://www.twitter.com/retepadam Peter Nygaard

    Dear Slam,

    As always, you’re welcome for providing you with content.

  • mike

    @teddy-the-bear. thanx dude. Sure the team does horrible now, but there talent on the team has a lot of potential. And not to long ago, the NJ Nets led by Marbury was horrible until they brought along 1 guy ( Jkidd) to put it all together. They went from a joke team, to the #1 team in the east makin even Tod Maculough ( not sure spelling ) look decent. a couple of moves, an there back in business GO NETS!

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Mike Gminski.

  • http://www.twitter.com/retepadam Peter Nygaard

    @mike

    Let’s be honest. The Marbury Nets weren’t as bad as their record indicated. They’d often carry leads into the 4th quarter and just absolutely collapse down the stretch to turn an 11-point lead into a 6-point loss. They just needed Kidd to put it all together and lead the team.

  • chintao

    Second that. It’s pretty tough to lay it all on Marbury. I believe Kidd benefitted from the additions of Richard Jefferson and Todd MacCulloch.

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