Nets announce 2013 preseason schedule

The Nets will play the Celtics twice, the Heat twice, but will not play the Knicks in the preseason. AP Photo.

The Nets will play the Celtics twice, the Heat twice, but will not play the Knicks in the preseason. AP Photo.

The Brooklyn Nets have announced their upcoming 2013-14 preseason schedule that includes seven games, two with the Celtics, two with Miami and none with the Knicks.

Here it is:

2013 Preseason Schedule

Fans will finally get a chance to see Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and Andrei Kirilenko in person during the first game at the Barclays Center on Oct. 12. It’ll also be exciting to see KG and Pierce return to Boston on Oct. 23 although part of me is hoping that head coach Jason Kidd holds them out of that game so their first return to the Boston Garden is in a meaningful game (by the way, Billy King said that this schedule was worked out nearly a year ago).

No games against the Knicks is sad. Like KG and Pierce’s return to Boston Garden, those games would obviously be better in the regular season, but those two teams should be playing as often as possible.

The Nets will get a chance to see how they fair against the Heat in a couple of games. I get the feeling, especially in the final game before the regular season, that we won’t be seeing LeBron James or Dwyane Wade anyway though. They probably won’t see any fans during the game in Miami either.

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