Nets have sold over $3 million in season tickets since Garnett/Pierce trade

Season tickets are going fast in Brooklyn ever since the Nets traded for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. AP Photo.

Season tickets are going fast in Brooklyn ever since the Nets traded for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. AP Photo.

Think the people of Brooklyn are excited about the Nets? Of course they are and they are showing it with their wallets as the Nets have announced that they’ve sold over $3 million worth of season tickets since the night of the NBA Draft, the day the trade with the Celtics for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce was announced.

“We continue to be a product in high demand, now more than ever,” said Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said in a press release. “I would encourage fans who are interested in season tickets to buy now and be part of what will be a memorable season.”

The Nets have fewer than 1,000 season tickets left before they hit their cap of 13,000 per game, a league source told Tim Bontemps of the NY Post. The rest of the 4,500 seats are saved for group and individual sale beginning in September.

This is all part of a “Hello Brooklyn. We’re In” campaign which seems to be the official announcement that the Nets are gunning for the Miami Heat this season with the new acquisitions of Garnett and Pierce along with Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko.

“The power of this new campaign is clear: future Hall of Famers and star talent are all in to bring the Nets to new heights,” Yormark said. “We want Brooklynites to know that this is their team and that we’re working toward an NBA championship together.”

It’s been an exciting time being a basketball fan in Brooklyn over the past year. This trade ramped it up a bit and clearly the fans have taken notice.