Found April 23, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
TEAMS: Brooklyn Nets
The New Jersey Nets played their final game as residents of the Garden State Monday night, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87. Next season the Nets will move to a new home in Brooklyn, the Barclays Center. New Jersey’s always outspoken governor, Chris Christie, was happy to bid the Nets farewell. The governor had the following to say to the team: “My message to them is goodbye. You don’t want to stay, we don’t want you.” For the past two seasons the Nets have played in Newark at the Prudential Center Arena, where the NHL’s New Jersey Devils call home. That facility was built in 2007 and is considered one of the nicer arenas in all of sports. Christie further scoffed at the Nets choosing New York over New Jersey: “That’s one of the most beautiful arenas in America they have a chance to play in, it’s in one of the country’s most vibrant cities, and they want to leave here and go to Brooklyn? Good riddance, see you later. I think there’ll be some other NBA team who may be looki...

New Jersey Gov. to Nets: 'good-bye'

The Nets are playing their final games in New Jersey before moving across the river into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had no problem giving them a swift kick out the door. 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to Nets: ‘We don’t want you’ (Video)

The New Jersey Nets have played their final home game in the Garden State. On Monday the team hosted the 76ers at the Prudential Center in Newark, closing a 35-year chapter in the land of Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Soprano. Next season the franchise will move across the Hudson to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the home of Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls and Radio Raheem, to become the Brooklyn...

Chris Christie says ‘good riddance’ to New Jersey Nets

The New Jersey Nets played their final home game tonight in New Jersey before moving to Brooklyn next season. And while some are mourning the fact that there won’t be basketball in New Jersey for the first time in 35 years, Governor Chris Christie is not.While speaking at a bill signing earlier today in Newark, Christie pulled no punches about how he felt regarding the Nets moving...

New Jersey governor Chris Christie tells the Nets, "Good Riddance" (Video)

Last night was the final game in New Jersey for the New Jersey Nets (soon to be the Brooklyn Nets) and one person who didn't shed a team was governor Chris Christie.During a press conference, Christie let his feelings known that he wouldn't be attending the final game and told the team, "Good Bye...Good Riddance": (Courtesy of SB Nation)

New Jersey Governor To N.J. Nets -- Good Riddance, See You Later

The New Jersey Nets, who will move to Brooklyn next season, played their final game, Monday night, in New Jersey. Although the game was sold out, as fans said their final goodbyes to the team, New Jersey's governor -- Chris Christie -- had some choice words for the basketball team, as he didn't want to go to the game.During a press conference -- earlier on Monday -- the...

Nets unveil new ad campaign

The Nets franchise unveiled a new campaign centered around their move to Brooklyn that also serves the purpose of providing a hint at the team's new logo.

Chris Christie Wishes The Best For The Nets

Governor Christie displays his controversial new state seal. Last night, the New Jersey Nets played their last game ever as residents of the Prudential Center, as they wrapped up a lackluster 22-43 season with a 105-87 spanking at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers. But Nets fans showed up in force to support their team of lovable losers, most of which will probably be on different...

Crowd gathers to bid Nets goodbye

As they took the floor for one last regrettable performance before leaving their history and identity at the state line, the New Jersey Nets sent their injured center, Brook Lopez, to the middle of the court with a microphone. Whatever is left of the Nets' woebegone fan base had packed the Prudential Center on Monday night -- a real NBA atmosphere, with folks wearing jerseys...

sportspage: What happens when a sports franchise skips town,...

sportspage: What happens when a sports franchise skips town, and no one notices?You’ll find out tonight when the Nets tip off against the Philadelphia 76ers in New Jersey. You see, tonight will likely be the last professional basketball game ever to be played in the Garden State. But unlike the countless stories of brutal, ugly divorces that scar both town and team forever (Brooklyn...

Report: Nets set to pursue PF Garnett this offseason

The New Jersey Nets plan to pursue Boston Celtics veteran forward Kevin Garnett on the free-agent market this offseason, according to the New York Post and New Jersey Star-Ledger.According to reports, the Nets want to beef up the power forward position and would like to add Garnett’s championship experience. New Jersey is still holding out hope for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard...

DJ disses Kris Humphries by playing Kanye West's "Way Too Cold" at club

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a story about Kanye West dissing Kris Humphries in a newly released song.Well, that song has gone global with the Kris diss and one DJ in New York City decided to play the song with Kris Humphries present: After the Knicks beat the Nets at MSG on Wednesday, Humphries held court with friends at a booth next to Carmelo Anthony at a SoHo...

Nets' 35-year run in NJ will end Monday vs. Sixers

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer For the past 45 years, Herb Turetzky has had the best seat in the house to watch the Nets play basketball. It was front row, center court. between the benches, every night. Turetzky, the team's official scorer, has seen the Nets' glory days of Julius Erving and the ABA in the opening decade mostly on Long Island to...

76ers-Nets Preview

Despite struggling through much of April, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking forward to the opportunity to clinch a spot in the playoffs. For the New Jersey Nets, the celebration Monday night will be about honoring the past as they prepare for a future in Brooklyn. The 76ers will try to wrap up a postseason berth and spoil the Nets' final games in New Jersey on Monday. Philadelphia...
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