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New Jersey Nets

New Jersey Nets old logo

New Jersey Nets old logo

New Jersey Nets old logo

The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In 2004, the franchise was sold to Bruce Ratner, who announced plans to move it to Brooklyn, New York.

Founded: 1967, a founding member of the American Basketball Association
Formerly known as: New Jersey Americans (1967-1968), New York Nets (1968-1977)
Home Arena: Continental Airlines Arena
Uniform colors: Midnight blue, White, Red, and Silver
Logo design: A blue shield with the word "NETS" above and a basketball below, going through a hoop
NBA Championships:

Franchise history

The Nets were one of four teams that joined the NBA after the American Basketball Association folded. Under coach Bryon Scott, star player Jason Kidd led the Nets to appearances in the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. However, they were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002 and by the San Antonio Spurs in 2003.

Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers:

Not to be forgotten:

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Current stars:

Coaches and others

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National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division: Boston Celtics | New Jersey Nets | New York Knicks | Philadelphia 76ers | Toronto Raptors
Central Division: Chicago Bulls | Cleveland Cavaliers | Detroit Pistons | Indiana Pacers | Milwaukee Bucks
Southeast Division: Atlanta Hawks | Charlotte Bobcats | Miami Heat | Orlando Magic | Washington Wizards
Western Conference
Northwest Division: Denver Nuggets | Minnesota Timberwolves | Portland Trail Blazers | Seattle SuperSonics | Utah Jazz
Pacific Division: Golden State Warriors | Los Angeles Clippers | Los Angeles Lakers | Phoenix Suns | Sacramento Kings
Southwest Division: Dallas Mavericks | Houston Rockets | Memphis Grizzlies | New Orleans Hornets | San Antonio Spurs

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New Jersey Nets: Information from Answers.com (3740 words)
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 the late Drazen Petrovic in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers.
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 (it should be noted that replays later showed that Miller's shot was actually after the buzzer and therefore shouldn't have counted).
In 2004, The Nets again won the Atlantic Division title, and after sweeping the crosstown rival Knicks in the first round, their run of conference championships was halted in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the eventual NBA champion Detroit Pistons.
New Jersey Nets (1967-Present) (4494 words)
The Nets were not jamming at all in a year of transition mired in last place from the start of the season the Nets decided to start the rebuilding process by trading Buck Williams to the Portland Trailblazers on draft day.
Despite the new additions failing to help, the Nets proved their previous season was not a fluke by leading the Atlantic Division most of the season as Richard Jefferson and Kenyon Martin both established themselves as 2 of the better up and coming players in the NBA.
In the playoffs the Nets were matched up against the New York Knicks, the series seemed to reenergize the Nets as they dominated their Hudson River rivals in a 4-game sweep.
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