[NBA Commissioner David] Stern was confident the Nets' Brooklyn relocation project, the future of which has been in doubt, would break ground this summer. "Yes, they will, I'm told," he said. "I'm sure."
Well, he's probably been listening to Nets CEO Brett Yormark, whose track record is not so good.
Empire State Development Corporation CEO recently said that the project would generate "a substantial number of construction jobs - commencing in 2010," which I interpret as an acknowledgment that groundbreaking--at least other than purely symbolic--wouldn't happen until next year in the best-case scenario.
The article's headline was "NBA commissioner David Stern confident New Jersey Nets will break ground this summer in Brooklyn."
Couldn't that have been rewritten to say "NBA commissioner David Stern, avoiding independent analysis, claims New Jersey Nets will break ground this summer in Brooklyn"?