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October 16, 2008

No Nets groundbreaking until 2009

New Jersey Nets owner Bruce Ratner has admitted what everyone else already figured out: He won't be breaking ground on a new Brooklyn arena until next year, meaning the Nets wouldn't move in until the 2011-12 season at the earliest. And that's if it happens at all: Former Nets president Michael Rowe tells the New York Post, "I think he missed the curve on when that project was financially viable and now he has to wait for it to come back." Even sports talk radio icon Mike Francesca says the Atlantic Yards arena plan is "about down the drain" - though project critic Atlantic Yards Report is less sure about that just yet.

COMMENTS

You really think mike the fat pig francesa really cares honestly.He is a knicks fan. He is wrong 50 percent of the time. As usual the nets will either end up in brooklyn or long island . They will be getting out of new jersey . Ratner already has a deal with wang if he has another bump in the road with this project.As usual fat boy doesnt know what he is talking about.

Posted by Dan on October 17, 2008 02:41 PM

I didn't mean "icon" in the complimentary sense, lord knows. Perhaps "fixture" would have been a better choice.

Posted by Neil on October 17, 2008 02:45 PM

Give it up Dan. Atlantic Yards is not happening.

Posted by Steve on October 17, 2008 10:32 PM

Iknow one thing steve the nets arent staying in jersey they will either wind up in brooklyn or long island. If the politicians of new york want them in brooklyn they will wind up in brooklyn steve .Keep reading this garbage ok .Believe everything you read .

Posted by dan on October 18, 2008 12:25 AM

If the residents don't want Atlantic Yards to get built, it won't get built. Keep telling yourself that it going happen. Keep believe in Ratner lies.

Posted by Steve on October 18, 2008 11:20 AM

It doesn't depend on the residents you ever hear eminent domain. If the politicans want it to get built it will steve.Go back to fantasyland steve.

Posted by dan on October 18, 2008 05:06 PM

Yes I heard of eminent domain and guess what, so did all residents that is fighting Ratner to kill his project. Ratner does not have enough land nor money to build his arena. If Atlantic Yards was going to happen like some claim it would be, then it would've broke ground by now. So as long as Atlantic Yards keep being push back by lawsuits, it more of a possiblity that the arena and the crap that go along with it won't get built. The only person that living in fantasyland is you Dan.

Posted by Steve on October 18, 2008 08:42 PM

If the polticians in new york want this built they will give ratner more money to built it.They did it with the yankees and guess what they will do it with the nets. All of the lawsuits will be thrown out.

Posted by dan on October 19, 2008 01:20 AM

They are knocking everything down there steveo you dont even know what you are talking about. It has nothing to do with lawsuits it has to do with the bad economy .

Posted by dan on October 19, 2008 01:25 AM

If the politicians wanted Atlantic Yards to get built, it would've been built by now. You are wrong Dan-O. The lawsuits do have a affect on whatever Atlantic Yard get built. Everytime there is a lawsuit, their target date get delayed even further. Not to mention that on Nov. 30, if they didn't break yet, Barclays can put out of the deal they have with FCR and the Nets. I could go on about it, but what the use to explain something to a shill like you.

Posted by Steve on October 20, 2008 06:15 PM

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