Nets CEO Brett Yormark defends confronting bag-wearing fan

March 24, 2010 at 9:35 am by Terez in Brett Yormark, New Jersey Nets

Hey Terez..tell the suit to leave us alone..we pay good money to wear a bag over our heads..

Brett Yormark defended his actions when he confronted a fan sitting in the second row across from the Nets’ bench wearing a paper bag over his head in Monday’s loss to Miami. Yormark, the Nets’ CEO, said he was standing up for the players when he had a heated exchange with the fan and his friend in the second half of the team’s 14th consecutive home loss. “Our fans have been great and they’ve stuck with us through a tough season,” Yormark said in a statement. “I did not agree with the way this person expressed his opinion of our team last night and I let him know. “It’s been a frustrating season for all of us, but I will continue to stand up for our players, our fans and our organization. We have an exciting future ahead and we appreciate all of our fans’ support.” Yormark usually greets each fan he sees with a handshake. He knows all too well how hard it is to get fans to come see the Nets, who rank last in the NBA in home attendance. Yet Yormark lost his cool Monday with Chris Lisi of Middletown. Yormark asked Lisi why he was wearing a bag over his head. Lisi replied, “Because the Nets are so good.” After escorting his children off the court, Yormark returned and had words with Lisi and his friend and pointed at them. — Bergen Record

It’s pretty simple..if you don’t want fools wearing bags over their heads…ban it, let’s say for security reasons..In the meantime Yormark, start worrying about the players on the court, because pretty soon you won’t have any more fans to put bags on their domes. -TO

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