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2007-08 New Jersey Nets season
New Jersey Nets
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Atlantic
Founded 1967
History New Jersey Americans
1967 — 1968
New York Nets
1968 — 1977
New Jersey Nets
1977 — 2010
Brooklyn Nets
2010 —
Arena Izod Center
City East Rutherford, New Jersey
Team colors Navy, Red, Dark Silver, Silver, White
Owner Forest City Enterprises
Bruce Ratner
Mary Higgins Clark
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
General manager Rod Thorn
Head coach Lawrence Frank
D-League affiliate Colorado 14ers
Championships ABA: 2 (1974, 1976)
NBA: 0
Conference titles 2 (2002, 2003)
Division titles ABA: 1 (1974)
NBA: 4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Official website [http://www.njnets.com [1]]

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Franchise history

1967 to 1976 - The ABA Years

The franchise was established in 1967 as part of the American Basketball Association, with trucking magnate Arthur Brown as the owner. He had intended to call the team the New York Freighters, playing at the 69th Regiment Armory on Manhattan's east side, but pressure from the New York Knicks forced the Armory to back out three months before opening day. [2] The 69th Regiment Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York United States, is a historical building completed in 1904. ... Knicks redirects here. ...


Brown found it difficult to find a suitable venue in New York City. Some were booked solid, and others had owners who didn't want to anger the Knicks by opening their doors to a rival team. Scrambling for a venue, the team settled on the Armory in Teaneck, New Jersey, and changed its name to the New Jersey Americans. Teaneck Armory is an armory and arena in Teaneck, New Jersey. ... Teaneck (pronounced ) is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, and is a suburb of New York City. ...


The Americans did fairly well in their first season, tying the Kentucky Colonels for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Division. However, the Armory was booked, forcing the Americans to scramble for a last-minute replacement. Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ...


They found one in the Long Island Arena in Commack, New York. However, when the Americans and Colonels arrived, they found a bizarre scene. The floor had several missing boards and bolts, and was unstable in several areas (one player claimed to have seen one side of the floor come up when he stepped on another). There was no padding on the backboards or basket supports, and one basket appeared to be higher than the other. There was also a large amount of condensation from a hockey game the previous night. After the Colonels refused to play, league commissioner George Mikan forfeited the game to the Colonels. Long Island Arena (also known as the Commack Arena) is an indoor arena that formerly stood in Commack, New York. ... Commack is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ...


For the second season, the team opted to stay on Long Island, where it changed its name to the New York Nets. The team was renamed to "Nets" to rhyme with the names of the two other professional sports teams in New York that played on Long Island at the time: Major League Baseball's New York Mets and the American Football League's New York Jets. This article is about the island in New York State. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009- ) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


The team finished last in its first New York season and drew a paltry 1,108 a game - about half of what it had drawn a year earlier. They posted a hideous 17-61 record, and shuffled 23 different players on and off the roster. Brown sold the team to clothing manufacturer Roy Boe after that season. Boe got busy right away during the 1969 off season. After failing in their pursuit for UCLA star Lew Alcindor, who was drafted and then signed by the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks, the team acquired Rick Barry from the Virginia Squires and the Island Garden in West Hempstead became their new home. The Nets finished in third place and in the playoffs in 1969-70, and attendance went up threefold to 3,504. After two years at the Island Garden, the team moved to the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale for the 1971-72 season. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... NBA redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Island Garden is an indoor arena in West Hempstead, New York. ... West Hempstead is a suburban community (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The 1969-70 NBA Season was the 24th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, commonly known as Nassau Coliseum (or simply The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. ... Looking east over Uniondale Uniondale is a hamlet (and census-designated place) as well as a suburb of New York City in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island, in the Town of Hempstead. ... The 1971-72 NBA Season was the 26th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In 1972, two years after the acquisition of Barry, the Nets advanced to the ABA finals. However, they could not overcome the Indiana Pacers and lost the series four games to two. Barry left after that postseason, sending the Nets into rebuilding mode. The 1972-73 season was one of disappointment, as the Nets only won 30 games. The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1972-73 NBA Season was the 27th season of the National Basketball Association. ...

New York Nets logo, 1969-1977

The 1973-74 season saw the Nets finally put all the pieces together. The key event of the season though would come in the 1973 offseason, however, as the Nets acquired Julius Erving from the Virginia Squires. With Erving, who was affectionately known as "Dr. J", the Nets ended the season with a franchise record 55 victories. After Erving was voted the ABA's MVP, the Nets advanced in the playoffs and won their first title, defeating the Utah Stars in the 1974 ABA Finals. Image:NewNetsLogo. ... Image:NewNetsLogo. ... The 1973-74 NBA Season was the 28th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Height: 6-6 Weight: 210 lbs Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ...


The success continued into the 1974-75 season as they topped the previous season's win record by winning 58 games - a record that still stands to this day. The Nets, though, were eliminated four games to one, by the Spirits of St. Louis in the first round of the 1975 ABA playoffs. The 1974-75 NBA Season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Spirits of St. ...


The Nets continued their winning ways in the 1975-76 season-the final season for the ABA, with Erving leading them to a successful 55-win season; he also was named MVP again that year. After a grueling series with the Denver Nuggets, the Nets won the last ABA championship series in league history in six games, giving the Nets their second championship in three years. The 1975-76 NBA Season was the 30th season of the National Basketball Association. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


1976 to 1980 - Move to the NBA and back to New Jersey

During the summer of 1976, the ABA and NBA merged. As part of the merger agreement, four teams from the ABA - the Nets, Nuggets, Pacers and San Antonio Spurs - joined the NBA. The Nets and Nuggets had actually applied to join the NBA in 1975. Prior to their first NBA season, the Nets traded two draft picks to the Kansas City Kings for guard Nate Archibald. The Nets appeared to be poised to pick up where they left off in the ABA. The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... This article is about the NBA Player. ...


However, they got a rude surprise when the Knicks forced them to pay $4.8 million for "invading" the Knicks' NBA territory. Coming on the heels of the $3 million that the team had to pay for joining the NBA, this left Boe short of cash, and he was forced to renege on a promised pay raise for Erving. Erving refused to play for the Nets under these conditions, leaving Boe no choice but to sell Erving to the Philadelphia 76ers for $3 million. Without Erving, the Nets wrote off the season as a lost cause. However, they lost all semblance of respectability when Archibald broke his foot in January. The team finished at 22-60, the worst record in the league. The team did set one record of sorts; in November 1976, they became the first NBA team ever to have an all-left-handed starting lineup, with Tim Bassett, Al Skinner, Bubbles Hawkins, Jan van Breda Kolff, and Kim Hughes. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Eugene Timothy Tim Bassett (born April 1, 1951 in Washington, D.C.) is a retired American basketball player. ... Albert L. (Al) Skinner (born June 16, 1952 in Mount Vernon, New York) is a mens college basketball head coach and a former collegiate and professional basketball player. ... Jan Michael van Breda Kolff (born December 16, 1951 in Palos Verdes, California) was a professional basketball player. ... Kimberley John Hughes (born January 26, 1954, Margaret River, Western Australia) is a former Australian cricketer and Test and ODI captain who played in 70 Tests and 97 ODIs from 1977 to 1985. ...


Prior to the 1977-78 season, Boe moved the franchise back to New Jersey, renaming the team the New Jersey Nets. While the team awaited the completion of a new arena at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, they played four seasons at the Rutgers Athletic Center (later renamed the Louis Brown Athletic Center) on the campus of Rutgers University. In 1978, Boe sold the team to a group of seven local businessmen (led by Joe Taub and Alan N. Cohen) who became known as the "Secaucus Seven". The first four years in New Jersey were disappointing, as the Nets suffered through four consecutive losing seasons. The 1977-78 NBA Season was the 32nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Meadowlands Sports Complex is a sports and entertainment facility located in East Rutherford, New Jersey owned and operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA). ... The Louis Brown Athletic Center, also known as the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Piscataway, New Jersey on the Universitys Livingston Campus. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Alan N. Cohen (December 19, 1930 in Passaic, New Jersey - August 10, 2004 in Boca Raton, Florida) was the former co-owner of the Boston Celtics and the New Jersey Nets, and chairman and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Corporation, owner of the New York Knicks and the New... Secaucus is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 15,931. ...


The 1980s

The team moved into the Brendan Byrne Arena (known as the Continental Airlines Arena in 1996, and renamed the Izod Center in October 2007[1]) in 1981 and experienced modest success with four consecutive winning seasons. In 1982-83, while coached by Larry Brown, the Nets were having their best season since joining the NBA. However, Brown accepted the head coaching job at the University of Kansas during the last month of the season and was suspended for the rest of the season. The Nets would never recover from the coaching change and would lose in the first round of the playoffs to their Hudson River rival New York Knicks. The Izod Center (formerly Brendan Byrne Arena, and later, Continental Airlines Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The 1982-83 NBA Season was the 37th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ...


In the 1983-84 season, the Nets fielded what was believed to be their best team since joining the league. Led by Darryl Dawkins, Buck Williams, Otis Birdsong, and Micheal Ray Richardson, the team won their first NBA playoff series, defeating the defending champion 76ers in the first round of the 1984 playoffs before falling to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals in six games. The 1983-84 NBA Season was the 38th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Darryl Dawkins (born January 11, 1957 in Orlando, Florida) is a former professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career. ... Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... Otis Lee Birdsong (born December 9, 1955 in Winter Haven, Florida) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Micheal Sugar Ray Richardson (born April 11, 1955, in Lubbock, Texas) is an American former professional basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ...


Injuries plagued the team during the 1984-85 season, but the Nets still managed to win 42 games before being eliminated from the playoffs by the Detroit Pistons in three games. The Nets would not qualify for the playoffs for the next seven seasons (1991-92) and would not have a winning record for eight (1992-93). The 1984-85 NBA Season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1985 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1984-85 season. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


The 1990s

Logo, 1990–1997

During the early 1990s the Nets began to improve behind a core of young players, as New Jersey drafted Derrick Coleman and Kenny Anderson and acquired Drazen Petrovic in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite a losing record during the 1991-92 season, the Nets qualified for the playoffs, losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round, three games to one. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Derrick D. Coleman (born June 21, 1967, in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. Coleman grew up and attended high school in Detroit, Michigan and attended college at Syracuse University. ... Kenneth (Kenny) Anderson (born October 9, 1970 in Queens, New York) is a left-handed point guard who played more than a decade in the National Basketball Association. ... Dražen Petrović, playing for the New Jersey Nets. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1992 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament following the National Basketball Associations 1991-1992 season. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


The team improved significantly in 1992-93, led by the trio of Coleman, Petrovic and Anderson, and former head coach, Chuck Daly. However, injuries to both Anderson and Petrovic toward the end of the season sent the team into a 1-10 slump to end the regular season. The Nets finished the season at 43-39 and were seeded sixth in the Eastern Conference and faced the Cavaliers again in the first round. With Anderson recovered from a broken hand and Petrovic playing on an injured knee, the Nets lost a tough five-game series. However, the optimism of a team jelling was destroyed on June 7, when Petrovic was killed in an automobile accident in Germany at the age of 28. The 1992-93 NBA season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1993 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1992-1993 season. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Despite the devastating loss of Petrovic, the Nets managed to win 45 games during the 1993-94 season, losing to the New York Knicks the first round of the 1994 NBA Playoffs, three games to one. Daly resigned as head coach after the season and was replaced by Butch Beard. The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Knicks redirects here. ... The 1994 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1993-1994 season. ... Alfred Butch Beard (born May 5, 1947 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky) is a former National Basketball Association player and head coach. ...


The team struggled through the rest of the decade. During the mid-1990s the NBA's main image problem was that of the selfish, immature athlete and if one wanted to see a team that embodied that image, all one had to do was look at the Nets. In 1995, Coleman was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the poster child of the selfish NBA player, but with Anderson, Benoit Benjamin, Dwayne Schintzius and Chris Morris also on the roster, there were plenty of candidates for SI to choose from. The team's image was so poor that in an effort to shed its losing image, management considered renaming the team "Swamp Dragons" or the "Fire Dragons" in 1994, but rejected the idea. In both the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, the Nets finished with identical 30-52 records. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Lenard Benoit Benjamin (born November 22, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. ... Dwayne Kenneth Schintzius (born October 14, 1968 in Brandon, Florida) is an American basketball player perhaps best known for his role as a Russian player in the 1996 Whoopi Goldberg comedy Eddie (film), and his mullet. ... Christopher Vernard Morris (born January 20, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ...


In an effort to start anew, Coleman and Anderson were both traded during the 1995-96 season and John Calipari replaced Beard as head coach at the end of the season. Kerry Kittles was selected in the 1996 NBA Draft and midway through the 1996-97 season, the team traded for Sam Cassell. After a 26-56 win-loss season, the Nets made a major draft-day trade in June 1997, acquiring Keith Van Horn, Lucious Harris and two other players for Tim Thomas. The only player from the early 1990s that the Nets retained was Jayson Williams, who was developing into a rebounding specialist. John Vincent Calipari (born February 10, 1959, in Moon Township (A suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) is a former professional and current college basketball coach. ... Kerry Kittles (born June 12, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio) was a professional basketball player who last played with the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association. ... The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Samuel James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland), commonly referred to as Sam Cassell, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... For the American football player, see Keith Van Horne. ... Lucious Harris (born December 18, 1970 in Los Angeles, California), is a professional American basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (28th overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft. ... Timothy (Tim) Mark Thomas (born on February 26, 1977, in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... For other persons of the same name, see Jason Williams. ...


The 1997-98 season was a lone bright spot for the Nets in the late 1990s. The team played well under Calipari, winning 43 games and qualifying for the playoffs on the last day of the season. The Nets were seeded eighth in the Eastern Conference and lost to the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 playoffs in three straight games. The Nets played well and came close to taking the first two games. The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The 1998 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1997-1998 season. ...


The "Secaucus Seven" sold the team in 1998 to local real estate developers, who the next year signed an agreement with New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner to form YankeeNets, a holding company that would own the two teams along with increasing leverage in future broadcast contracts by negotiating together. After getting offers from numerous broadcast partners, including what was their current rights holder Cablevision, YankeeNets decided to launch a new regional sports television called YES Network. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio), often known as The Boss, is an American billionaire businessman and the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. ... Yankee Global Enterprises LLC (Yankee Global) was formed in 1999, and is the owner of the New York Yankees baseball club and the YES Network cable channel. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network is a New York City regional cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting baseball games of the New York Yankees, and basketball games of the New Jersey Nets. ...


The 1998-99 season was delayed for three months due to an owners' lockout of the players. When the abbreviated 50-game season began, the Nets were a fashionable choice by experts as a surprise team. However, Cassell was injured in the first game and the team started poorly. With the Nets underachieving at 3-15, the Nets traded Cassell to the Bucks, while the Nets acquired Stephon Marbury from the Minnesota Timberwolves. After two more losses, Calipari was fired as head coach with the team at 3-17. The team never recovered from its poor start to finish at 16-34. With the Nets already eliminated from playoff contention in April, Marbury collided with Williams in a game against the Atlanta Hawks -- Williams broke his tibia and would never play in the NBA again. The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article is about the vertebrate bone. ...


From 1990 to 1997 the Nets played on a parquet-designed floor similar to the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves during their home games at the Continental Airlines Arena. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The 2000s

New Jersey Nets logo, 1998-present
New Jersey Nets alternate logo, 1998-present
New Jersey Nets alternate logo, 1998-present

In 2000, the Nets hired as the team president Rod Thorn, a longtime NBA executive best known for drafting Michael Jordan while he was the Bulls' general manager. Immediately, he began to assemble the components of the most talented team since the ABA champions of the mid-1970s. He started by hiring Byron Scott as coach. With the first pick in the 2000 Draft, the Nets selected Kenyon Martin from the University of Cincinnati. On the night of the 2001 Draft, they traded the rights to their first round selection (Eddie Griffin) to the Houston Rockets - Richard Jefferson, Jason Collins and Brandon Armstrong. Image File history File links New_Jersey_Nets_logo. ... Image File history File links New_Jersey_Nets_logo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rodney King Rod Thorn (born May 23, 1941 in Princeton, West Virginia) is the president and general manager of the NBAs New Jersey Nets. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Byron Anton Scott (born March 28, 1961 in Ogden, Utah) is a former National Basketball Association All-Star and current head coach of the NBAs New Orleans Hornets. ... The 2000 NBA Draft was held on June 28th 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. ... The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... Wikinews has related news: Former Timberwolf Eddie Griffin dies at 25 Eddie Jamal Griffin (May 30, 1982 – August 17, 2007) was an American professional basketball player. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... For other persons named Richard Jefferson, see Richard Jefferson (disambiguation). ... Jason Collins (born December 2, 1978) is a professional basketball player for the NBA. He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and later attended Stanford University. ... Brandon Simone Armstrong (born June 16, 1980 in San Francisco, California) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He played college basketball at Pepperdine University, and was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 23rd overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft, but was traded, along with fellow Rockets...


Just after the 2001 draft, Thorn made his boldest move. He traded all-star Marbury to the Phoenix Suns for all-star and All-NBA point guard Jason Kidd. The move gave the team something it had been lacking for practically its entire NBA existence, a floor leader who also made his teammates better. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ...


That season, the Nets had their best season in their NBA history. The team won its first Atlantic Division title, finishing the regular season at 52-30 and were seeded first in Eastern Conference and faced Indiana in the first round of the 2002 NBA Playoffs. The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ...


After losing the first game at home, the Nets then went on to win the next two games, before losing game four on the road. In front of a sellout crowd, the Nets played one of the more memorable games in NBA Playoff history in game five. The Nets led by nine points with five minutes remaining in regulation, however Reggie Miller made a 35-foot three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime (as replays later showed, Miller's shot was actually after the buzzer and therefore should not have counted). After Miller sent the game into double-overtime with a driving dunk, the Nets pulled away for a 120-109 victory. It is the only game in NBA history to end every quarter—the first quarter, first half, third quarter, second half, and first overtime—tied. Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


In the Eastern Conference Semi-finals, they defeated the Charlotte Hornets four games to one to advance to the Eastern Conference Championship for the first time facing the Boston Celtics. After winning game one versus the Celtics, the Nets lost game two at home. In game three, the Nets led by 21 points going into the final period, but a tremendous Celtic comeback gave the Celtics a 94-90 victory and a 2-1 series lead. In game four played on Memorial Day afternoon in Boston, the Nets led most of the way but once again the Celtics found a way to tie the game with a minute remaining. However, in this game the Nets made enough plays at the end of the game to win it - Harris made two free throws with 6.6 seconds left and when Paul Pierce missed two free throws that would have tied the game with 1 second left, the series was tied at two games each. In game five, the Nets went on a 20-1 run early in the fourth period to coast to a 103-92 victory and a 3-2 lead in the series. In game 6, the Nets trailed by 10 at halftime, but rallied in the second half to take the lead. Van Horn's three pointer off a Kittles pass with 50 seconds left in the game clinched the Nets their first Eastern Conference Championship, four games to two. Charlotte Hornets redirects here. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ... This article is about a basketball player. ...


In the 2002 NBA Finals, the Nets were swept by Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. New Jersey was the third straight victim to fall to the L.A. dynasty, who had dominated both Indiana and Philadelphia. Kidd and company were just too inexperienced and ill-equipped to deal with the Lakers. The 2002 NBA Finals was the 56th championship round of the National Basketball Association. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Before the 2002-03 season, the Nets traded Van Horn and MacCulloch to obtain Dikembe Mutombo from the 76ers. The move to improve the team did not work out as Mutombo sat out most of the season with a wrist injury, but received little time in the playoffs due to differences with coach Byron Scott. Despite Mutombo's absence, the Nets finished with a 49-33 record and repeated as Atlantic Division champs. In the 2003 NBA Playoffs, the Nets won their second consecutive Eastern Conference championship. They defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs four games to two, then swept the Celtics and Detroit Pistons in consecutive series to advance to the 2003 NBA Finals, this time facing the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs. They split the first four games in the series, but the Nets played erratically in a Game 5 loss at home to go down in the series three games to two. In Game 6, the Nets led the Spurs by 10 points on the road with 10 minutes remaining, but the Spurs went on a 19-0 run to take the title in six games. The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... The 2003 NBA playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2002-03 NBA season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Following the 2003 Finals, Kidd became a free agent and the Spurs pursued signing him away from the Nets. However, Kidd re-signed with the Nets, stating that he had "unfinished business" in New Jersey. Another factor in Kidd's decision was the signing of free-agent Alonzo Mourning. But Mourning's tenure with the Nets would be disastrous, as he missed most of the 2003-04 season due to a kidney ailment. Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ... The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In 2004, the Nets again won the Atlantic Division title, and swept their crosstown rival Knicks in the first round. However, their run of conference championships was halted in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals by the eventual NBA champion Detroit Pistons. After the teams split the first four games, each one large routs at home, the Nets took Game 5 in Detroit in triple-overtime, only to fall short in Game 6 in New Jersey. The Pistons won Game 7 in a rout and took the series 4 games to 3. Jason Kidd, playing on an injured knee that eventually required surgery after the season, was held scoreless in Game 7. Knicks redirects here. ... The 2004 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2003-2004 season. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ...


After the season, the Nets were forced to trade Kerry Kittles and Kenyon Martin, to the Clippers and Nuggets respectively, because new owner Bruce Ratner was unwilling to pay the remainder of their contracts. They received only draft picks in return for two key players in the team's recent success. Unbeknownst to New Jersey however, was the fact that Kittles went under the knife for the fifth time to correct his knee, and Martin would need microfracture surgery in both knees. The 2004-05 season looked gloomy for the Nets. Their star Kidd was recovering from his own microfracture surgery and the young Richard Jefferson was handed the reins for New Jersey. The team got off to a 2-11 start, and even with Jason Kidd returning from injury, the outlook was bleak. However, the Nets made a major deal by obtaining disgruntled star Vince Carter from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Mourning, who was released by the Raptors (and subsequently rejoined the Miami Heat), Eric Williams, Aaron Williams and draft picks. Mourning himself had become disgruntled, saying the Nets "betrayed" him and that New Jersey's progress to that point was not what he "signed up for". This move made the Nets major players again, as they featured on of the top 1-2-3's in the league with Kidd, Carter, and Jefferson respectively. However, it was short lived, as Jefferson was injured in a game against the Detroit Pistons, and would require season ending surgery. Clippers redirects here. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Vincent Lamar Vince Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American All-Star basketball player in the NBA. He currently is a player and co-captain for the New Jersey Nets. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


However, this would not doom the Nets entirely. Teamed with Kidd, a rejuvenated Vince Carter rallied the team from being more than 10 games out of the playoffs to gain the final seed in the Eastern Conference with a win in the last game of the season. However, the Nets could not overcome O'Neal again even with Jefferson back from his injury and were swept by the Heat in the First Round of the 2005 NBA Playoffs. Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ...


During the offseason of 2005, the Nets actively pursued a starting-quality power forward through free agency. They had drafted Antoine Wright, a 6' 7" swingman because all the talented power forwards were taken in the draft, and still needed to fill the void left by Kenyon Martin. Antoine Domonick Wright (born February 6, 1984 in West Covina, California) is a pro basketball player. ...


Eventually settling on Shareef Abdur-Rahim, they actively courted him and gained his approval even though they could only offer him the mid-level exception. In order to get him a larger, more lucrative contract, the Nets pursued a sign-and-trade with Portland. There, negotiations hit a snag because Portland demanded a first-round draft pick, which the Nets adamantly refused to part with. Eventually, the Nets agreed to give Portland a protected first-round pick and their trade exception acquired from the Kerry Kittles trade. This allowed the Nets to keep their mid-level exception for signing other players. However, Thorn decided to void the Abdur-Rahim trade when he failed his physical examination because of a pre-existing knee injury. Abdur-Rahim would vehemently deny any injury and said he felt like "damaged goods". He would need surgery at the end of the '07 season. To fill Abdur-Rahim's slot on the roster, the Nets acquired Marc Jackson from the Sixers. Julius Shareef Abdur-Rahim (born December 11, 1976 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player. ... Marc Anthony Jackson (born January 16, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. ...


They used part of the remaining mid-level exception to re-sign Clifford Robinson for two years in response to Brian Scalabrine's departure. A back-up to Kidd was also sought and they actively courted free agents such as Keyon Dooling before turning their attention to talented, but aggravating (at times) Jeff McInnis, whom they eventually signed and was a non-factor in the Nets Season due to injury and eventually was traded. For the 1980s basketball player, see Clifford T. Robinson. ... Brian David Scalabrine (born March 18, 1978 in Long Beach, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Boston Celtics of the NBA. A 69, 235 lbs. ... Keyon Latwae Dooling (born May 8, 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. A 63, 195 lbs point guard from the University of Missouri, Dooling was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 10th overall... Jeff Lemans McInnis (born October 22, 1974 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing guard for the New Jersey Nets. ...


The Nets started the 2005-06 season slowly, struggling to a 9-12 record in their first 21 games. However, behind strong play by Carter, Kidd & Jefferson the team won their next 10 games (their final 8 games in December and first two games in January) to surge to top of the division. After the winning streak, the Nets returned to their earlier mediocre play (winning only 13 of their next 29 games), but starting on March 12 the Nets won their next 14 games in a row - the longest winning streak in the NBA this season and matching the franchise record set in 2004. The streak ended on April 8, 2006 when the Nets loss to the Cavaliers 108-102 at home. They set a team record with 20 road victories this season. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Nets finished the 2005-06 regular season with a 49-33 record. They clinched their 4th Atlantic Division championship in the last five seasons and the 3rd seed the Eastern Conference playoffs, playing the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2006 NBA Playoffs. It seemed they had returned to their elite status of a few years back. They defeated the Pacers and advanced to the second round where they played the Heat, in a rematch of 2005's first round Eastern Conference loss. On May 16, 2006, the Nets lost the best-of-seven series 4-1 to the Heat. Nets fans were left to wonder what might have been as Cliff Robinson, one of the team's key defenders against Shaq, was suspended following Game 1 of that series for failing a drug test. The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Highlights of the season include the naming of Vince Carter to the All-Star Team in 2006. Originally named as a reserve, an injury to Jermaine O'Neal elevated Carter to a starting position. Kidd, meanwhile, was named to the NBA All-Defensive team at the end of the season. The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Jermaine L. ONeal (born October 13, 1978, in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American National Basketball Association player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers. ...


The 2006-07 NBA season fared poorly for the Nets but finished on a bright note, as they suffered a barrage of injuries starting in the preseason to mid December. Many experts predicted they would win the Atlantic easily (Charles Barkley went as far as to say the Nets would win the Eastern Conference), but the season did not turn out as hoped. The Nets finished the regular season at .500 (41-41) and lost the Atlantic Division title to the surprising Toronto Raptors. The early-season loss of Nenad Krstić to a freak Knee injury and the two-month absence of Richard Jefferson caused by an ankle injury caused the Nets to stumble mid-season. However, Jefferson went back into action on March 9 against Houston and helped the Nets regain a winning momentum, allowing them to win 10 of their last 13 games. Among the highlights of the regular season were the naming of Kidd and Carter to the '07 East All-Star team and Kidd's selection to the 2007 All-Defensive 2nd Team. New Jersey finished with the 6th seed in the East and faced the 3rd seeded Toronto Raptors, feeding their newly developed rivalry. The Nets beat the Raptors in six games thanks in part to the fourth quarter heroics of Richard Jefferson on both ends of the floor lifting them to a one-point victory. Their playoff run ended, however, in the following round as they fell to the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 in the best-of-seven series. Since their runs at the NBA title, New Jersey has been eliminated by three of the last four Eastern Conference champs, two of whom went on to win the title. In the 2007 NBA Draft, the Nets used the 17th pick to pick "troubled" Boston College player Sean Williams. They then lost Mikki Moore to the Sacramento Kings, but gained Jamal Magloire from the Portland Trailblazers. This article is about the basketball player. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Nenad Krstić (pronounced NE-nad KRIS-tich) (Serbian: ) (born July 25, 1983 in Kraljevo, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia)) is a Serbian professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... For other persons named Richard Jefferson, see Richard Jefferson (disambiguation). ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The 2007 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with their... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... This article is about the basketball player born in 1986. ... Clinton Renard Mikki Moore[1] (born November 4, 1975 in Orangeburg, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player, currently with the NBAs Sacramento Kings. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Jamaal Dane Magloire[1] (born May 21, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional basketball player, currently with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


Planned relocation to Brooklyn, New York

In 2004, after failing to secure a deal for a new arena in Newark, New Jersey, YankeeNets sold the franchise to a group headed by real estate developer Bruce Ratner for $300 million. In 2005 the Nets announced plans to move the team back to New York, this time locating the team in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. One of the members of the ownership group is rap mogul and Brooklyn native Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. The team would be renamed either Brooklyn Nets (current working title) or have a new name attached to its Brooklyn location. A title presented by Jay Z is the Brooklyn Knights, a play on the word Brooklynite[2] Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... Yankee Global Enterprises LLC (Yankee Global) was formed in 1999, and is the owner of the New York Yankees baseball club and the YES Network cable channel. ... Bruce Ratner (born January 23, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio) is president and CEO of Forest City Enterprises, New York Citys most active real estate developer during the 1990s. ... This article is about the state. ... Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bounded by Flatbush Avenue to the west, Atlantic Avenue to the north, Eastern Parkway to the south, and, traditionally, Washington Avenue to the east,[1] though some people believe the eastern boundary is Bedford Avenue. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ...


The Barclays Center is the center of an extensive redevelopment project called the Atlantic Yards being built by Ratner's real estate development company. The site of the arena is nearby to the site that Walter O'Malley wanted to use for a new stadium for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the early 1950s. The plan was rejected and resulted in the team's relocation to Los Angeles in 1958. The Nets would be the first major professional sports team to play their games in Brooklyn since the departure of the Dodgers. This would leave New Jersey with the Devils of hockey as the only professional team with the state's namesake. The Barclays Center is a proposed sports arena to be built partly on a platform over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned Atlantic Yards at Atlantic Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... This articles sections 1 to 6. ... Walter Francis OMalley (October 9, 1903 – August 9, 1979) was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...


The arena is in the final planning stages. The Nets originally planned to move across the Hudson River for the beginning of the 2009-10 season. However, on January 3, 2008 the team announced that it would not start to play at the Barclays Center until 2010 at the earliest [3]. It is unknown whether the team will move during the middle of the 2009-10 season or wait for the beginning of the next season (2010-11). In September 2006, the team and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announced an extension of their lease to keep the team in the Meadowlands until 2013, with a provision to leave as early as 2009 if the Brooklyn arena is completed.[4]. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In December 2006, the Atlantic Yards was approved, but still is subject to lawsuits before construction.


In the event the Brooklyn arena project is rejected, the Star-Ledger article stated that Nets management has indicated that staying in the Meadowlands is their top alternative to the Brooklyn arena.[citation needed] The New Jersey Devils (who shared CAA with the Nets until 2007), however, have an open invitation for the Nets to move to their arena, the Prudential Center, which opened in Newark, New Jersey for the start of the 2007-08 hockey season. New Jersey state officials have called to close the Izod Center now that the Prudential Center is open, but with the Nets' extension, that is unlikely. The Prudential Center (nicknamed The Rock[3]) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in downtown Newark, New Jersey. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ...


If the Nets ultimately do not move to Brooklyn, it is unknown if Ratner would continue to own the team in New Jersey or put the team up for sale, since the arena project was the main reason he bought the team. Alternative possibilities discussed in the past include the Nets playing their home games at Madison Square Garden or returning to Long Island to share a new or refurbished arena with the New York Islanders. The team name will be possibly changed back to New York Nets. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ...


On January 18, 2007, it was announced that the planned Brooklyn arena will be called the Barclays Center. British bank Barclays, hoping to expand its profile in the United States, signed a 20-year deal for naming rights on the new 18,000-seat facility. Construction on this arena has not broken ground yet. is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Barclays Center is a proposed sports arena to be built partly on a platform over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned Atlantic Yards at Atlantic Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Barclays Bank is the fourth largest bank in the United Kingdom. ...


Season-by-season records

Main article: New Jersey Nets seasons

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win-Loss %

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
New Jersey Americans (ABA)
(Not included in W/L totals)
1967-68 36 43 0.456 Lost one game 1968 ABA First Round Kentucky 1, New Jersey 0
New York Nets
1968-69 17 61 0.218
1969-70 39 45 0.464 Lost in 1970 ABA First Round Kentucky 4, New York 3
1970-71 40 44 0.476 Lost in 1971 ABA First Round Virginia 4, New York 2
1971-72 44 40 0.524 Won 1972 ABA First Round
Won 1972 ABA Semifinals
Lost 1972 ABA Finals
New York 4, Kentucky 2
New York 4, Virginia 2
Indiana 4, New York 2
1972-73 30 54 0.357 Lost 1973 ABA First Round Carolina 4, New York 1
1973-74 55 29 0.655 Won 1974 ABA First Round
Won ABA Semifinals
Won ABA Finals
New York 4, Virginia 1
New York 4, Kentucky 0
New York 4, Utah 1
1974-75 58 26 0.690 Lost 1975 ABA First Round St. Louis 4, New York 1
1975-76 55 29 0.655 Won 1976 ABA Semifinals
Won 1976 ABA Finals
New York 4, San Antonio 3
New York 4, Denver 2
New York Nets (NBA)
(Included in W/L totals)
1976-77 22 60 0.268
New Jersey Nets
1977-78 24 58 0.293
1978-79 37 45 0.451 Lost First Round Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 0
1979-80 34 48 0.415
1980-81 24 58 0.293
1981-82 44 38 0.537 Lost First Round Washington 2, New Jersey 0
1982-83 49 33 0.598 Lost First Round New York 2, New Jersey 0
1983-84 45 37 0.549 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 2
Milwaukee 4, New Jersey 2
1984-85 42 40 0.512 Lost First Round Detroit 3, New Jersey 1
1985-86 39 43 0.476 Lost First Round Milwaukee 3, New Jersey 0
1986-87 24 58 0.293
1987-88 19 63 0.232
1988-89 26 56 0.317
1989-90 17 65 0.207
1990-91 26 56 0.317
1991-92 40 42 0.488 Lost First Round Cleveland 3, New Jersey 1
1992-93 43 39 0.524 Lost First Round Cleveland 3, New Jersey 2
1993-94 45 37 0.549 Lost First Round New York 3, New Jersey 1
1994-95 30 52 0.366
1995-96 30 52 0.366
1996-97 26 56 0.317
1997-98 43 39 .524 Lost First Round Chicago 3, New Jersey 0
1998-99 16 34 0.320
1999-2000 31 51 0.378
2000-01 26 56 0.317
2001-02 52 30 0.634 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
New Jersey 3, Indiana 2
New Jersey 4, Charlotte 1
New Jersey 4, Boston 2
Los Angeles 4, New Jersey 0
2002-03 49 33 0.598 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
New Jersey 4, Milwaukee 2
New Jersey 4, Boston 0
New Jersey 4, Detroit 0
San Antonio 4, New Jersey 2
2003-04 47 35 0.573 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New Jersey 4, New York 0
Detroit 4, New Jersey 3
2004-05 42 40 0.512 Lost First Round Miami 4, New Jersey 0
2005-06 49 33 0.598 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New Jersey 4, Indiana 2
Miami 4, New Jersey 1
2006-07 41 41 0.500 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New Jersey 4, Toronto 2
Cleveland 4, New Jersey 2
2007-08 32 45 .416
Totals 1114 1473 .431    
Playoffs 52 65 0.444

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Teaneck Armory is an armory and arena in Teaneck, New Jersey. ... Long Island Arena (also known as the Commack Arena) is an indoor arena that formerly stood in Commack, New York. ... Island Garden is an indoor arena in West Hempstead, New York. ... The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, commonly known as Nassau Coliseum (or simply The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. ... The Louis Brown Athletic Center, also known as the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Piscataway, New Jersey on the Universitys Livingston Campus. ... The Izod Center (formerly Brendan Byrne Arena, and later, Continental Airlines Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...

Players

Main article: New Jersey Nets all-time roster

Basketball Hall of Fame players

  • Nate Archibald - played one season with Nets, 1976-77, the last season on Long Island
  • Rick Barry - played for the Nets only while the team was a member of the ABA
  • Julius Erving - played for the Nets only while the team was a member of the ABA
  • Drazen Petrovic - played 3 seasons for the Nets, died in a car accident after Nets were eliminated from 1993 NBA Playoffs

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Retired numbers

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Individual Awards

All-NBA Team
  • Buck Williams (1982-1983) - 3rd Team
  • Derrick Coleman (1993-1994) - 3rd Team
  • Stephon Marbury (1999-2000) - 3rd Team
  • Jason Kidd (2001-2002) - 1st Team
  • Jason Kidd (2002-2003) - 2nd Team
  • Jason Kidd (2003-2004) - 1st Team
NBA All-Defensive Team
  • Buck Williams (1987-1988) - 2nd Team
  • Jason Kidd (2001-2002),(2005-2006) - 1st Team
  • Jason Kidd (2002-2003), (2003-2004), (2004-2005), (2006-2007) - 2nd Team
NBA All-Rookie Team
  • Buck Williams (1981-1982)
  • Chris Morris (1988-1989) - 2nd Team
  • Derrick Coleman (1990-1991) - 1st Team
  • Kerry Kittles (1996-1997) - 2nd Team
  • Keith Van Horn (1997-1998) - 1st Team
  • Kenyon Martin (2000-2001) - 1st Team
  • Richard Jefferson (2001-2002) - 2nd Team
  • Nenad Krstic (2004-2005) - 2nd Team
  • Marcus Williams (2006-2007) - 2nd Team

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Current roster

New Jersey Nets roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 13 Flag of the United States Ager, Maurice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Michigan State
PG 10 Flag of the United States Armstrong, Darrell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fayetteville State
PF 2 Flag of the United States Boone, Josh 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Connecticut
SG 15 Flag of the United States Carter, Vince (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
C 14 Flag of Senegal Diop, DeSagana 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Oak Hill Academy (VA)*
PG 34 Flag of the United States Harris, Devin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Wisconsin
G/F 44 Flag of the United States Hassell, Trenton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Austin Peay*
SF 24 Flag of the United States Jefferson, Richard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Arizona
C 12 Flag of Serbia Krstić, Nenad 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Serbia
SF 7 Flag of Slovenia Nachbar, Boštjan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Slovenia
F/C 6 Flag of the United States Swift, Stromile 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Louisiana State
SF 22 Flag of the United States Van Horn, Keith 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Utah
PG 1 Flag of the United States Williams, Marcus 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Connecticut
PF 51 Flag of the United States Williams, Sean 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Boston College
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • Injured Injured

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The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Nenad Krstić (pronounced NE-nad KRIS-tich) (Serbian: ) (born July 25, 1983 in Kraljevo, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia)) is a Serbian professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... BoÅ¡tjan Nachbar (pronounced BOSHT-yahn NAHK-bahr) (born July 3, 1980 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia, Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian basketball player, currently playing in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets. ... Forward-center is a basketball position for players who play or have played both forward and center on a consistent basis. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Stromile Swift (born November 21, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a 69 230 pound professional basketball player currently with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the American football player, see Keith Van Horne. ... 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Coaches

Max Slats Zaslofsky (born December 7, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, died October 15, 1985 in New Hyde Park, New York) is a former professional basketball player and coach While playing for the Chicago Stags, Zaslofsky was named All-NBA First Team 1946-47 at the age of 21, he... York Bruno Larese (born July 18, 1938) in New York City, is an American basketball player and coach. ... Luigi P. Carnesecca (born January 5, 1925 in New York City, United States) is a former basketball coach at St. ... Kevin Michael Loughery (born March 28, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Bob MacKinnon Sr, commonly known as Bob MacKinnon was a former collegiate and professional basketball coach. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... Bill Blair, born in Dallas, is a former Negro Leagues pitcher. ... Stan Albeck is a former professional basketball coach. ... David Bruce (Dave) Wohl (born November 2, 1949 in Flushing, New York) is an American basketball player and coach. ... Bob MacKinnon Sr, commonly known as Bob MacKinnon was a former collegiate and professional basketball coach. ... Willis Reed Jr. ... Bill Fitch (born 1935) is an NBA coach who has been successful in making teams playoff contenders throughout his coaching career. ... Chuck Daly Charles Jerome Chuck Daly (born July 20, 1930 in St. ... Alfred Butch Beard (born May 5, 1947 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky) is a former National Basketball Association player and head coach. ... John Vincent Calipari (born February 10, 1959, in Moon Township (A suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) is a former professional and current college basketball coach. ... Don Casey is a former professional basketball coach. ... Byron Anton Scott (born March 28, 1961 in Ogden, Utah) is a former National Basketball Association All-Star and current head coach of the NBAs New Orleans Hornets. ... Lawrence Frank (born August 23, 1970 in New York City) is a coach in the NBA. He currently is the head coach of the New Jersey Nets, and is currently the youngest head coach in the NBA, being slightly younger than Mike Brown of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ...

High points

Individual awards

NBA Rookie of the Year The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...

NBA Executive of the Year Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... Derrick D. Coleman (born June 21, 1967, in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. Coleman grew up and attended high school in Detroit, Michigan and attended college at Syracuse University. ... The NBA Executive of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues best front office executive. ...

All-NBA First Team Rodney King Rod Thorn (born May 23, 1941 in Princeton, West Virginia) is the president and general manager of the NBAs New Jersey Nets. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

All-NBA Second Team Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

All-NBA Third Team Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

NBA All-Defensive First Team Dražen Petrović, playing for the New Jersey Nets. ... Derrick D. Coleman (born June 21, 1967, in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. Coleman grew up and attended high school in Detroit, Michigan and attended college at Syracuse University. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...

NBA All-Defensive Second Team Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...

NBA Rookie First Team Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is a set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ...

NBA Rookie Second Team Bernard King (born December 4, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA and one of the NBAs all-time greatest scorers. ... Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... Derrick D. Coleman (born June 21, 1967, in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. Coleman grew up and attended high school in Detroit, Michigan and attended college at Syracuse University. ... For the American football player, see Keith Van Horne. ... Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is a set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ...

Christopher Vernard Morris (born January 20, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player. ... Kerry Kittles (born June 12, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio) was a professional basketball player who last played with the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association. ... For other persons named Richard Jefferson, see Richard Jefferson (disambiguation). ... Marcus Darrell Williams (born December 3, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs New Jersey Nets. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/sports/basketball/05arena.html "Fashionable New Name for Arena"], The New York Times, October 5, 2007. Accessed October 11, 2007. "On Oct. 31, when the Nets open their season against the Chicago Bulls, the Meadowlands arena named for Continental Airlines for 12 years will be rechristened the Izod Center. Izod will pay $1.4 million a year in cash for the first two years of the five-year agreement, which will be cut to $750,000 annually in 2009 when the Nets are expected to move to Brooklyn."
  2. ^ Little-Known Jones Soda Gets Exclusive Rights at Brooklyn Nets Arena

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