Tuesday , Aug , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Arena for Brooklyn Nets Delayed Again

Arena for Brooklyn Nets Delayed AgainDoes it count as news if everyone already knew it was going to happen?  Let’s assume that it does and treat this story as if it’s a surprise.  The folks at the not-so-attractively-named Forest City Ratner company have come out and admitted that the schedule which would have seen the new arena for the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets completed in "calendar year 2010" is "very aggressive".

For those of you not fluent in business-speak, that means that there’s about as much chance it’ll be ready by 2010 as there is of Bruce Ratner suiting up and playing small forward on opening night.

While [2010 is] the goal, if it is not met, then it would end up being calendar year 2011.

In related news, eleven is one larger than ten.