Jersey Governor: ‘Good Riddance’ to Nets
The New Jersey Nets are playing their final game in New Jersey on Monday night and leaving for Brooklyn at the end of this season, but the governor of New Jersey isn’t about to get all nostalgic over it.
“I’m not going to the Nets game (Monday night) and my message to the Nets is ‘goodbye,’ ” Chris Christie said Monday, according to The Associated Press. “They want to leave here and go to Brooklyn? Good riddance.”
Nets coach Avery Johnson was asked about Christie’s comment prior to Monday night’s game.
“Everybody has an opinion. We’re moving on. And hopefully we’ll move on and be successful in Brooklyn,” Johnson said.
The Nets spent 35 years in New Jersey — the last two in Newark — but they’ll be moving across the bridge to Brooklyn and the brand-new $1 billion Barclays Center at the end of the 2011-12 campaign.