(never let it be said no one cares about the Nets – their recent woes resonate greatly with persons who consider David Wells to be an aesthetic influence)

The New York Times’ Ken Belson — possibly the only individual in the tri-state area paying attention to this kind of thing — reports the 0-10 Nets have a promotional scheme for tonight’s game with Indiana that openly acknowledges the team’s troubled state.

All season ticketholders will receive two extra tickets for Tuesday™s home game against the Indiana Pacers. The Nets are also selling some seats for $10 at the box office, while supplies last.

œYour team has played very hard this season, but with an unprecedented amount of injuries, we just haven™t been able to attain a victory, Brett Yormark, the team™s chief executive, said in a statement.

œBut even with the injuries, the entire team believes that ˜10 Is Enough.™ That™s why we are asking you, our loyal fans, to rally around your team like never before at Tuesday night™s game. So bring your enthusiasm, show your support, and let™s get our first win.

Belson quotes a Nets source as expecting 15,000 people to turn up at the Swamp tonight, which sounds like the sort of wide-eyed optimism that should serve Mr. Yormark very well during his job interview with the New York Mets next spring.