Brooklyn Nets' Herringbone Court to Make Regular-Season Debut Thursday
Update: The NBA has postponed the game because of Hurricane Sandy's devastation of New York City's mass transit system. Instead, the game will take place on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday will mark the regular-season debut of the Brooklyn Nets' new herringbone-patterned sport court, which the team hopes will lend its matchups a signature look á la the Boston Celtics.
The court was designed by the basketball team's in-house creative team and manufactured by Connor Sports Flooring at its plant in Amasa, Mich. It comprises 240 panels measuring 4 feet by 7 feet. At center court is the Nets' new logo, which was designed by hip-hop star Jay-Z.
"The vision all along was to have something that was truly identifiable and unique and when people turned on their TVs at home, know they were in Brooklyn," Nets CEO Brett Yormark told NBA.com. "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. We want this to be the same—it's our version of the parquet. I think it truly delivered against all of our expectations."
The Nets, who relocated during the summer from New Jersey, will face off against the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. Eastern. The game will be televised on TNT.