July 19th, 2011 02:06 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Kentucky
Tags: Barclays Center, Brooklyn Basketball, IMG, UK
Next fall, the New Jersey Nets will complete their move to Brooklyn where they’ll begin play in the new $1 billion Barclays Center. Scheduled for a September 2012 opening, the new arena’s first basketball game might actually feature a team from the SEC.
According to Crain’s New York Business report: “A major highlight will be the site’s first basketball game, a college matchup of Kentucky versus Maryland, according to sources.”
For more than a year, John Calipari has voiced his desire to coach in the new arena. On March 13 of 2010, UK’s coach was quoted in a press release announcing IMG’s play to bring college basketball to Brooklyn:
“Basketball is really the heart of Brooklyn, and there is no place that has developed more all-time great players than the borough. There’s not question about it. We want to play there first.”
Sounds like he’s going to get his chance.
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