The mystery owner of the Nets.com website has been busy trolling the Brooklyn Nets this month.
On Wednesday, The New York Times revealed the site's owners: Jane Hill, a 69-year-old business owner in Santa Fe, N.M., who picked up the domain in 1996.
Hill's son John is the mastermind behind the recent redirects. In 2012, Nets.com was redirected to websites for other NBA teams, including the Knicks and Nets.
“We’ve had fun with the mystery of it all,” Jane told The Times.
The family told The Times that the NBA franchise turned down a $5 million offer to purchase the domain name. The eBay listing was designed to test its value.
“Our website is BrooklynNets.com and our fans know this is our site,” team spokesman Barry Baum told The Times. “Brooklyn Nets is our brand and we have no interest in Nets.com, despite the shameful efforts of the registrant to attempt to sell us this domain name for seven figures.”
- Phil Watson