Saturday, December 17, 2011
Brooklyn native new PA voice of Nets - David Diamante
Jay-Z has found his new voice.
David Diamante -- who owns the popular Diamante’s Brooklyn Cigar Lounge in Fort Greene and has announced pro and amateur boxing internationally the past decade -- has been tapped to become the new public address announcer for the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets, of which rapper Jay Z is a minority owner.
The 40-year-old Bushwick man with epic dreadlocks was chosen from more than 400 people – mostly regular Joes with big aspirations – who competed for the dream gig during a series of open tryouts held in September and October. “I am so pumped and honored! This is going to be amazing,” an excited Diamante told the Post yesterday.
Diamante tips off his new job today at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ for the Nets’ preseason home opener against the Knicks. He’ll work the Nets’ final year in New Jersey and then join the team on a long-awaited move to the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next fall.