Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
The reality of being a Nets play-by-play man hit home for Ian Eagle several years into his term when he would run into people who would praise him for his work on WFAN and ask him what he was doing these days.
“Oh, I’m a pediatrician,’’ he jokingly recalled saying. “I’ve changed careers entirely. So I realized the Nets games were not resonating. That’s not the case anymore. People know we’re...Read more »
Tuesday’s Lakers-Nets game averaged 3.08 percent of area homes and 299,000 viewers – the best such figures for a regular-season Nets game in YES’ history.
Those numbers peaked at 4.47 percent and 451,000 from 9:45 to 10 p.m., heights that would have been unimaginable in the pre-Brooklyn era.
(For comparison purposes, Yankees games on YES averaged a 3.92 rating in 2012, the lowest since...Read more »
The Knicks will make their Sandy-delayed Barclays Center debut Monday, but fans should not try catching up on the competition by going to Nets.com for information on the new team in Brooklyn.
For the past week, doing so led not to the Brooklyn Nets’ website but rather to the home page of . . . the Knicks!
What gives? The Knicks declined to comment other than to assert they had nothing...Read more »
The newly relevant Brooklyn Nets were an easy choice for the current edition of NBA TV’s “The Association,’’ a reality show that follows a team for a full season and whose fourth episode debuts at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
But thanks to an unwelcome cast member named Sandy, the show got a bit more real than planned. The episode that appeared Nov. 2 was supposed to end with the buildup to the previous...Read more »
As the Nets prepare to conclude their 35-season stay in New Jersey Monday en route back to the elongated island where they belong, I looked back at their history of announcers there. It is as colorful as you would expect.
Among those on the list is Leandra Reilly (now of MSG Varsity), who in 1988 became the first female play-by-play announcer for an NBA game, and, yup, John Sterling.
But...Read more »