Nets to play two years in Newark

Updated: February 18, 2010, 9:35 PM ET
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets are going to play in Newark, at least for the next two seasons.

The NBA team reached a deal with the state to move their regular-season games to Newark's Prudential Center until their new arena is built in Brooklyn.

Under the deal, the Nets will pay a $4 million penalty over two years to get out of their lease at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, their home since 1981.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority voted ...

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