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NO. 40 Rookie guard Tyshawn Taylor is a member of NYC Streetball league team, R2K, which got a rough welcome from the Brooklyn crowd in August when they were defeated by the Brooklyn Stompers, 57-56.
NO. 41 C.J. Watson’s nickname and twitter handle “Quiet Storm” was given to him by his sister, because “I’m shy and quiet, but my game hits you like a storm.”
NO. 42 Guard C.J. Watson has a biography coming out about his life with the epic title: Off the Court with C.J. Watson: A Quiet Storm in Las Vegas.
NO. 43 Jerry Stackhouse was profiled in the 2009 diet book Skinny Bastard, the sequel to trendy diet guide Skinny Bitch, because of his vegetarian lifestyle. Stackhouse has since returned to the omnivorous approach.
NO. 44 Nets general manager Billy King has been an avid fan of The Young and The Restless since college. (Can you believe what happened to Phyllis?!)
NO. 45 King also likes to talk politics with owner Prokhorov, and stated in a recent NY Times interview that he has political aspirations—he even considered running for the US Senate against Arlen Specter in 2004.
NO. 46 Brooklyn Nets games will be broadcast on national television 17 times this season: nine times on ESPN, five times on NBA TV and three times on TNT. Last season, the New Jersey Nets didn’t make it on either ESPN or TNT.
NO. 47 Assistant GM Bobby Marks was included in Crain’s NY Business’ “Top 40 Under 40” list this year, and revealed that he originally had ambitions to be a police officer.
NO. 48 As a younger man, head coach Avery Johnson played for the San Antonio Spurs and was nicknamed “The Little General.”
NO. 49 Yes, there will be bike parking on the south-east plaza.
NO. 50 The new Nets logo was inspired by old black and white subway signs.