words // Brandon Richard

Today, the Brooklyn Nets provided media with the first photos of their brand new herringbone-patterned basketball court at Barclays Center. The maple hardwood court is comprised of 240 dark and light interlocking panels that take more than four hours to assemble.

If herringbone sounds familiar to you, that’s because it’s been the go-to traction pattern used on the outsole of most of your favorite hoop sneakers.

At center court is the Nets’ logo, a white basketball encasing a black “B,” with the word “Brooklyn” written atop the circle and “New York” underneath.

Responsible for manufacturing the panels is Michigan-based Connor Sports Flooring, who you may remember as the company that produced theĀ Tinker Hatfield-designed Kilkenny Floor at Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena.

“When you turn on the TV and you turn on a Celtics game and you look at that court, it’s a parquet that has become very recognizable,” said Nets CEO Brett Yormark. “We want this to be the same – it’s our version of the parquet. I think it truly delivered against all of our expectations.”

Brooklyn Nets Unveil Herringbone Basketball Court (1)

Brooklyn Nets Unveil Herringbone Basketball Court (2)