Brooklyn Nets Surpass New Jersey Nets’ 2011-12 Merchandise Sales in One Day
According to a report by CNBC’s Darren Rovell, it took one day for the Brooklyn Nets to surpass the merchandise sales of the New Jersey Nets for the 2011-12 season. This is not a joke.
On April 30th, 2012, the day the New Jersey Nets officially became the Brooklyn Nets, they sold more merchandise than their New Jersey incarnation did during the entire 2011-12 season.
As if that wasn’t enough, the CNBC report cites Nets CEO Brett Yormark, who said that in the first two days of the Brooklyn Nets existence, their total merchandise sales from those two days amounted to ten times as much merchandise sold in a typical year for the New Jersey Nets.
Looks like Nets fever has caught on well in Brooklyn. While the team may not the most promising squad in the NBA (they went 22-44 last year), it appears as though there is no danger of them playing in front of anything less than a sell-out crowd…at least for now.