NBA: Instead of wins, Nets offer fans windfall returns
By TOM CANAVAN
AP Sports Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The struggling New Jersey Nets have come up with another gimmick to sell tickets in a season where they have won only six games.
This time, the Nets are going to give fans a different return on their money — a tax return.
The Nets have combined with Roni Deutch Tax Center to offer a free New Jersey income tax return to state residents 18 years and older who attend their game against the Orlando Magic on Friday night at the Izod Center.
Patrons won’t get their state taxes done on the spot. They’ll be given a coupon for a free state tax return. The cost is usually $29.
Not a bad return from a team that has a shot at breaking the NBA record for fewest wins in a season.