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New York tries raiding Jersey's team

Aug. 20, 2003 at 9:18 AM

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- New York and New Jersey are involved in a power play over the New Jersey Nets' home court.

At least two parties are interested in acquiring the team and moving it to Brooklyn. That's so outrageous, big-time politicians are getting involved, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The battle pits Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., developer Charles Kushner, New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey and former Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., against developer Bruce Ratner, who two weeks ago proposed bringing the team to downtown Brooklyn.

Corzine and Kushner are putting a bid together to buy the two-time Eastern Conference champs from YankeeNets, the partnership that owns the Yankees and the Nets.

The duo may put a bid in as early as next week.

Another potential bidder, New York Islander owner Charles Wang, also he wants to build a new arena and move both the Nets and Islanders there.

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