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Yormark Says "Brooklyn Nets" Is Working Title For Team, But Not A Done Deal
Published April 7, 2011
IS DERON BOUND FOR BROOKLYN? In N.Y., Marc Berman noted Nets G Deron Willliams is "not signed with the Nets past next season but the franchise was bold enough to unveil an 80 foot x 60 foot billboard in Times Square" yesterday with the heading, "Deron Williams & The Nets Bound for Brooklyn." Barclays Center is "not slated to open until the 2012-13 season, when Williams may be gone," and the Knicks are "expected to have major salary-cap space in 2012 and will have Williams as one of their prime targets." Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov last summer "put up a billboard of him and minority owner Jay-Z on 33rd Street and 8th Avenue, near Madison Square Garden" (NYPOST.com, 4/6).