They've gotta go with Brooklyn - it would ensure a rabid following amongst Brooklynites, and to call them the New York Nets would doom them to forever being "that other New York team".
Plus, (and maybe this is just the former Brooklynite in me), I have to think that there would be more merchandising potential in the Brooklyn name. New York already has, what, seven other pro sports teams?
-MHM, winner of the 2000 Throwdown in Christmastown.
Don Nelson and Chris Webber didn't get along when they were together in Golden State to say the least. Sure their feud hasn't been front and center lately but we all remember it. Then Shaq gets injured and Nelson gets to select a replacement.