Get Ready for Nets Basketball, Newark

by February 02, 2010

As they await their new Brooklyn home to be ready (presumably in time for the 2012 season), the Nets will reportedly call Newark home for a coupld of seasons: “While they are still on schedule to move to Brooklyn at some point in 2012, the Nets likely will be playing in Newark the next two seasons after reaching a preliminary lease agreement with the Devils to play their home games at the Prudential Center, according to a source familiar with the team’s situation. According to the source, the Nets and Devils reached a new agreement last week and are expected to sign it this week. It should reach Gov. Chris Christie’s desk soon after and it is expected to be approved. ‘It’s going to happen,’ said a source familiar with the negotiations. The Nets and Devils, former co-tenants in the Meadowlands until the Devils moved to Newark in 2007-08, had already reached a lease agreement that was approved but not signed by former governor Jon Corzine. But when Corzine was unseated by Christie in November, that deal fell through, leaving the teams to start from scratch.”