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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Avery: Nets still top dog at Barclays Center

By Mike Mazzeo

Avery Johnson was asked about the Islanders' move to Brooklyn. His answer was pretty strong:

"No concerns. I think it’s good. At the end of the day, I’ve often used college football as an example.

At the end of the day, we are the college football program. So even though a university has other sports, we are the major team. And we’re the driving force.

But at the same time, the building needs to produce revenue, and having that 40-some-odd more dates a year, I think that’s great. But at the end of the day, the focus of the whole Barclays Center project is Nets basketball. And then, from there, then you can talk concerts and hockey and all that stuff. I think that’s what my thoughts are."