Despite the report yesterday from Tim Frank, the NBA’s senior vice president of basketball communications that the season opener between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets would go on as planned, one day later the NBA has officially cancelled the game due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The New York Times‘ Howard Beck tweeted the bad news on Wednesday afternoon:
Billy King confirms game canceled.
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) October 31, 2012
The NBA announced on Tuesday that the game would take place as scheduled. But shutdowns of mass transit due to the hurricane would’ve caused significant problems for fans trying to attend the game.
That news was also confirmed by Knicks’ general manager Glen Grunwald.
Grunwald said he spoke to NBA executive Stu Jackson, who confirmed that Thursday’s game will be postponed. Grunwald said he has been told that Friday’s game against Miami at Madison Square Garden is still on.
At this point, a makeup date has not been announced for the highly anticipated Knicks-Nets clash.
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