Earlier this week Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark unveiled the new basketball court at the Barclay’s Center.
“It’s surreal to think that the court’s down, that the building’s almost completed,” Yormark said. “It’s been a long journey, but I think you can fairly say it’s well worth the wait. I think Brooklynites, all our key stakeholders, owners, management, all of our employees are really going to be pleased when they see the court and the finished product here. It’s spectacular.”
The court will debut November 1st when the Nets host cross town rivals the New York Knicks for the season opener.
“The vision all along was to have something that was truly identifiable and unique and when people turned on their TVs at home, know they were in Brooklyn,” Yormark said. “When you turn on the TV and you turn on a Celtics game and you look at that court, it’s a parquet that has become very recognizable. We want this to be the same — it’s our version of the parquet. I think it truly delivered against all of our expectations.”
The design is definitely noticeable, and I’m sure on a nice HD TV it will indeed look spectacular, but I can’t help but admit that when I first saw it I immediately thought of the Oakland Raiders.
The Nets, while pleased with the Barclays Center, will be much more concerned with getting a win against the Knicks opening night.