Well, original it ain’t, but I guess it gets the job done. According to the Brooklyn Paper, the up-and-coming Barclays Center basketball team will keep it’s brand, but add a little style to become the Brooklyn Nets.
Partial team owner Bruce Ratner, who is developing the team’s arena at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, said he was happy that the name will not change, even as everything else is changing. “ ‘Nets is a good name,” he said. “It’s got a whole legacy, a history. It’s a new arena, a new borough, but an old name.”