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Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NBA: New Jersey Nets end 29-year run at Meadowlands


Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. For most of the second half of the New Jersey Nets' final game at the Meadowlands, the team's current and most recent owners sat next to each other and shared some laughs.

With the Nets' 29-year run at the Izod Center ending on Monday, Bruce Ratner and Lewis Katz looked at the photographers on the baseline and posed for a couple of pictures.

The Nets will move to Newark for the next two seasons to play in the Prudential Center. They plan to move to Brooklyn, N.Y., for the 2012 season, provided the Barclays Center is open.

By that time, Ratner will not be the majority owner.

Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov agreed in December to buy 80 percent of the franchise and 45 percent of the planned arena from Ratner's Forest City Ratner Cos.