The Brooklyn Nets will hold their training camp for the 2013-14 season at Duke University, the Alma Mater of it’s general manager Billy King as well as recent draft pick Mason Plumlee, the team announced on Wednesday.
“With many new players and a new staff, going on the road for training camp will offer a unique opportunity for our players to bond and focus solely on basketball as they prepare for this season.” King said in a statement. “Duke University offers first class basketball facilities and will provide an optimum training environment for our team.”
The Nets will open training camp on Sept. 30 following Media Day in Brooklyn the day before. Practices will be held at the Michael W. Krzyzewski Center from Oct. 1-5. After that they will return to Brooklyn.
Billy King has done this a few times before when he was the GM of the Philadelphia 76ers. It’s no surprise that he’s doing it again this year either as the team is trying to do whatever it can to ensure that these players are comfortable with each other. In fact, they just wrapped up a week of player’s only workouts in California that Deron Williams organized.