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NJ Governor Christie won't miss Nets

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won't shed any tears when the state's lone professional basketball team bolts across the border.

The Nets played their final game in New Jersey on Monday night. They will play in Brooklyn, N.Y. beginning next season.

"I'm not going to the Nets game (Monday night) and my message to the Nets is 'goodbye,'" Christie said Monday, according to multiple outlets. "They want to leave here and go to Brooklyn? Good riddance."

Asked about Christie's comment, Nets coach Avery Johnson didn't seem too fazed.

"Everybody has an opinion. We're moving on. And hopefully we'll move on and be successful in Brooklyn," Johnson told reporters.

The Nets played in New Jersey for the past 35 seasons, but will move to the new $1 billion Barclays Center.
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