Brooklyn Nets display new Barclays Center court design

The Brooklyn Nets will have a fresh, new-look court at the Barclays Center this upcoming season, as the team unveiled its design Monday on Twitter.

The Nets chose a gray court for their new design, and the team name is written in subway-style font at both ends of the floor.

Nets general manager Sean Marks told ESPN’s Zach Lowe that he wanted the floor to reflect Brooklyn’s “industrial vibe.” Marks also noted how gray would look like outdoor basketball courts and the streets of the city. The Nets previously sported a black and white floor, and it had been in place since the team moved to Brooklyn from New Jersey in 2012.

Per Lowe’s article, Jeff Gamble, the Nets vice president of content and creative, said there was some nervousness about potentially making a bad design.

“There was some impetus to refresh things but also some hesitation,” says Jeff Gamble, the team’s vice president of content and creative. “We were nervous about messing it up. We have seen court designs that have fallen on their face.”

The fresh court is fitting for the Nets, a team heading into a new era that will be led by Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Durant is out with a right Achilles injury, but he could possibly return during the 2019-20 season.

The Brooklyn Nets will debut their new floor design Oct. 23 when they open their season against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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