Report: Employees of Nets, 76ers told to get ready to work

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There are times I feel like we are going a little Fox Mulder with the lockout, trying to find signs that it is about to end where no such sign exists.

And then there are things that just hit you over the head.

Like the emails sent to employees of the Nets and 76ers, as reported at Deadspin.

The New Jersey Nets ticket sales office, idle for most of the fall, is holding a series of hastily called meetings today under the theme “Be Ready.” One staffer tells us that a department-wide email has been circulated, instructing employees that “it’s time to get back to work.” The short-staffed 76ers’ team office has been told that Monday will be “all hands on deck,” as per orders from the league.

Yes, these kind of letters have gone out from several teams earlier in the lockout, trying to keep employees on their toes. Yes, there are still big issues to be solved — BRI and luxury tax issues. Yes, one should never underestimate the power of Dan Gilbert to screw a good thing up.

That said, I think pretty soon we will be talking basketball, not lockout. Which would be a nice change of pace.