The Nets lost Tuesday night to the Nuggets, falling to 0-14. But there was some positive news for the organization. A New York court ruling has allowed the state to seize property for the Atlantic Yards Project. The cornerstone of the Atlantic Yards Project is the new arena that will finally bring the Nets to Brooklyn. The hope is for the Nets to be able to move into their new home in 2012.
Aside from the sports implications this decision could have more far-reaching effects. The court used eminent domain to seize land for a private project. Usually, it has been used to build roads or airports, not a state of the art basketball facility. But with construction coming to a halt in the city, the new project will bring many jobs to the area.