As shared by NetsDaily's Anthony Puccio, the point guard purchased suits for "players, coaches, video coordinators, physical therapists and security guards." He's having nearly 40 people fitted by his tailor, Abe Ndoye.
Lin told Puccio he was not looking for attention for the tradition he started when joining the Nets.
"Dang, this is not supposed to be public information. I did it last year as well," Lin said. "It's just something that, especially the rookies, 'Let's get them a nice, fresh suit going into the season so they can have one.'"
His new backcourt mate, D'Angelo Russell, expressed his appreciation for the gesture.
"Amazing. He’s a great teammate,” Russell told Puccio. "For him to do that, that’s big time because I know how expensive suits are, so I appreciate him and I would think the other guys appreciate him also."
At age 29, Lin is one of the young Nets squad's more experienced veterans. Although he will never match the fanfare of his "Linsanity" days with the New York Knicks, he led Brooklyn with 5.1 assists per game last year while finishing second in scoring (14.5 points per game) behind Brook Lopez, who was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Russell deal.
Lin seems comfortable with embracing a leadership role for a team that's looking to rise from the Eastern Conference's cellar.