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Temporary NBA Store to open in NY

8/18/2011 - NBA

NEW YORK -- The NBA Store will reopen this fall in a temporary location, not far from its old home on New York's Fifth Avenue.

The league said Thursday that partner Adidas will run the temporary 6,000-square-foot store between 47th and 48th streets, incurring all expenses in its operation. The NBA closed its old store at the corner of 52nd Street in a cost-cutting move in February.

The league plans to find a larger space for a permanent store, which Adidas will operate under the same agreement.

The store will sell player merchandise during the lockout. The NBA has a deal separate from the collective bargaining agreement with the players related to merchandising.