The New Jersey Nets played their final game earlier this month and now the team is looking forward to their new home in Brooklyn. The new Brooklyn Nets logo, which was partially designed by Jay-Z, was unveiled this morning
The hip-hop artist and part owner of the new team said:
Team part owner Jay-Z played an instrumental role in the design of the logo.
“The Brooklyn Nets logos are another step we’ve made to usher the organization into a new era. The boldness of the designs demonstrate the confidence we have in our new direction. Along with our move to Brooklyn and a state-of-the-art arena, the new colors and logos are examples of our commitment to update and refine all aspects of the team.”
The Nets will playing in the Barclays Center, $1 billion arena, for the 2012-13 season.
CEO Brett Yormark told ESPN that the circular logo will placed at center court in the new arena and the “shield of Brooklyn” will appear on the team’s shorts. The Nets are expected to reveal their team jerseys (which will have the same black and white color scheme as the Brooklyn Nets logos) sometime this Fall. Pennants, shirts, and hats featuring the new logo are all currently available at BrooklynNets.com.
ESPN reports that the Nets will be Brooklyn’s first professional sports team since the Dodgers left for Los Angeles in 1957.