It’s been a week since the NBA Draft and Brooklyn Nets fans are still abuzz with all the changes the team has gone through this offseason as Team Owner Mikhail Prokhorov and General Manager Billy King are going on all in to bring a title contender to the Barclay’s Center for the 2013-2014 season. To recap, here are some of the major changes to the team since the season ended with a disappointing Game 7 loss to the Chicago Bulls in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs.
Out is interim Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo and in is Future Hall of Fame player Jason Kidd. Kidd, who appeared in five NBA All-Star Games as a member of the Nets and lead them to the NBA Finals in both 2002 and 2003, had retired as a player just nine days before being given his first coaching job at any level.
Expected to be in once NBA trades can be made official on July 12 are future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and former Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry. With the Boston Celtics about to enter into a rebuilding effort, the Nets were able to pull off the blockbuster trade to bring Garnett, Pierce and Terry to the Barclay’s Center next season. With a projected starting lineup of Garnett and Pierce to go with fellow All-Stars Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, the Nets look to have a squad ready to challenge the two-time defending NBA Champs in the Miami Heat.
Also added to the mix via last week’s draft is Mason Plumlee, All-American forward from Duke University. Barring injuries, Mason won’t crack the starting lineup this season, but his four years of experience at Duke under Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski should have him ready to contribute immediately as a role player off the bench.
We were familiar with Mason from his playing days at Duke, but he really won over the hearts of everyone at StorageMart recently when he responded to our offer of six months of free storage space rental for each of the newest members of the Nets. We hope we’ll be seeing Mason moving his stuff into our property located at 718 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, which is just one block from where he’ll be playing his home games at the Barclay’s Center.
Mason won’t be the only recent collegiate grad making use of self storage as they transition from the academic world to the professional one. With a variety of self-storage options and month-to-month leasing, StorageMart is the ideal option for any college graduate looking to store their possessions when unsure where they’ll be calling home.