Brooklyn Nets Unveil Herringbone Basketball Court

Brooklyn Nets Unveil Herringbone Basketball Court

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 the 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.”

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New Era 59FIFTY Brooklyn Nets Fitted Caps

New Era 59FIFTY Brooklyn Nets Fitted Caps

words // Brandon Richard

After another trying season that saw the team end the year with a 22-44 record, the New Jersey Nets have officially relocated to Brooklyn, where they’ll tip off the 2012-2013 season playing in the brand new $1 billion dollar Barclays Center arena. Earlier this week, the Brooklyn Nets held a media event to unveil the team’s new logo and colors. Created by minority owner, hip hop icon and Brooklyn native Jay-Z, the new primary logo retains the shield from its previous iteration, and adds the Brooklyn ‘B’ to the basketball that has been part of every logo since the franchise’s 1967 inception as the Americans. The logo is also inspired by the Brooklyn Dodgers, who used a similar lettermark on their logo and caps. Brooklyn is also spelled out below.

The secondary logo is a ‘B’ inside a basketball, surrounded by the words “Brooklyn New York.”

For fans anxious to proudly display the new B-branded logo, New Era has already released two 59Fifty Fitted Caps, featuring both the primary and secondary team logos. You can pick up each cap today at Eastbay.

Available: New Era 59FIFTY Brooklyn Nets Fitted Caps

New Era 59FIFTY Brooklyn Nets Fitted Cap Primary

New Era 59FIFTY Brooklyn Nets Fitted Cap Secondary

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