It has been rumored for quite some time and now it has confirmed. The Brooklyn Nets will be the featured team that NBATV and NBA.com will follow all season long on their NBA reality show called “The Association” which starts October 16th 10:00pm.
The Association is moving into its fourth year and with all of the changes to the Nets organization (ie. new arena, new logo, new name and entirely new roster) it seems the NBA made the correct choice in hopes it will be a huge hit.
This will be one of the best things to happen to the Nets in years as they haven’t even been on national television much in the last few years because of the mediocrity and lack of talent. The cameras have been rolling since just prior to the Olympics and the Nets players seem excited about the venture.
“I think it’s great that the NBA will be documenting our inaugural season in Brooklyn as part of The Association,” said Nets’ All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Deron Williams.
“As we make history bringing a professional sports team to Brooklyn, fans will get to have an inside look. Our new home, the borough of Brooklyn, will provide a great backdrop for the series, and I think people are going to be pretty excited with their exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new arena.”
This behind the scenes look at the “new era” of Nets basketball will be extremely intriguing with all of the new faces on the roster and the question of how quickly they all can mesh and become a cohesive unit. That process has already begun with Williams organizing voluntary workouts for the past two weeks at the PNY Center in Newark.
There have been 18 total players at these workouts and the only no show to date has been Toko Shengalia as he is dealing with visa issues. The newly signed roster invites even showed up this week as the entire team is “focused” and “confident” about the upcoming training camp.
It has been a complete organizational reversal with the Nets since free agency and Williams is leading the way to the Nets taking over New York.
Hold on tight Nets fans as this year’s ride will be one to remember.