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.
This comes in the middle of a 12-game winning streak and is a huge kick in the nuts to any Rockets fan. ESPN - Yao done for season with stress fracture in left foot From possible home court advantage to 9th place and beyond. Yeesh. EDIT: