The Nets' first season in Brooklyn didn't end the way that a lot of Nets' fans wanted it to. The Nets lost Game 7 of a playoff series against the Chicago Bulls and were forced to make an early exit from the postseason. But there were a lot of high points—as well as some other low points—for the Nets during their first year in the Barclays Center. And those points are the basis for a new book called Brooklyn Bounce: The Highs and Lows of Nets Basketball's Historic First Season in the Borough.
Brooklyn Bounce—written by Jake Appleman, who has penned pieces for the New York Times, SLAM, NBA.com, and more—will take you from the first game of the Nets' 2012-13 NBA season, which was delayed by Hurricane Sandy, right through their historic seven-game series against the Bulls. And in between, Appleman examines the trials and tribulations that the Nets faced in their first year both inside and outside of the locker room. Whether you're a diehard Nets fan, someone who lives in BK, or an NBA enthusiast, Brooklyn Bounce sounds like must-read material.
If you're interested in picking up a copy, it will be available on February 4, and you can preorder here. Appleman will also be at BookCourt in Brooklyn on February 4 at 7 p.m. for a book release party if you're interested in attending.
So…where Brooklyn at?! See you next Tuesday.