Tuesday, June 02, 2009

NBA Commissioner Stern changes tune on Brooklyn arena groundbreaking, press doesn't notice

Less than a month ago, NBA Commissioner David Stern was predicting that the Brooklyn arena groundbreaking would occur this summer. Now he's changing his tune.

The Star-Ledger reported May 6:
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."

The New York Post reported today:
"I remain confident that [Nets owner] Bruce Ratner is accurate in telling us that they're going to begin construction by the end of the year," added Stern.

No one in the mainstream press has yet done the math and figured out that, if construction begins by the end of the year, the promised 2011 arena opening is impossible.

1 comment:

  1. To paraphrase a commenter on Nets Daily the other day, will Commissioner Stern be arriving at the Nets' 2011 Barclays Center opener in his flying car, or on the back of his unicorn?