Nets Celebrate ‘Brooklyn’s Backcourt’ With Bash At Borough Hall Plaza

July 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Nets Celebrate ‘Brooklyn’s Backcourt’ With Bash At Borough Hall Plaza
" NEW YORK (WFAN) – OK, so the Nets couldn’t pry Dwight Howard from Orlando. But there’s still plenty to celebrate in Brooklyn.

The franchise will boast one of the best guard combinations in the NBA – dubbed “Brooklyn’s Backcourt” — for its inaugural season at the Barclays Center. Point guard Deron Williams is back, and next to him in the starting lineup will be Joe Johnson, acquired this month from the Atlanta Hawks.

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The Nets kicked off their party with the public Friday afternoon at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza. New Jersey holdovers and new fans alike cheered as Williams and Johnson took in the view from the top step.

General manager Billy King and head coach Avery Johnson were also on hand for the bash, hosted by the Nets and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Before the fun, Williams, Joe Johnson, Avery Johnson and King sat side-by-side at a noon press conference. Avery Johnson admitted he endured “a lot of sleepless nights” while Williams was mulling his future "

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