Nets Chief Executive Argues With Paper-Bagged Fan


March 23, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The chief executive of the New Jersey Nets says he has no regrets about arguing with a fan who wore a paper bag over his head during yet another loss by the team.

CEO Brett Yormack said in a statement Tuesday he wanted to let the fan know he didn't agree with the way he was expressing his opinion.

Yormark approached the fan during a 99-89 loss to Miami on Monday night. He asked why he was wearing the bag. When the fan told him because the Nets were so good, Yormark exchanged words and pointed a finger at him. The fan held up his tickets, and Yormark walked away.

The Nets are nearing the record for fewest wins in an NBA season. Yormack said despite the frustrations, he will continue to stand up for the organization.

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