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The National Baskeball Association's franchise in New Jersey, the Nets were founded in 1967 as part of the ABA. They started as the New Jersey Americans and changed to the New York Nets in 1968. They won two ABA Championships before joining the NBA in 1976. They would take the New Jersey Nets mantle in 1977. In the NBA, their greatest success came in the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 seasons, where superstar Jason Kidd led the team to the NBA Finals in back-to-back years. Other notable players to have played with the Nets include Julius Erving, Drazen Petrovic, Rick Barry, Nate Archibald, Buck Williams, Wendell Ladner, John Williamson and Bill Melchionni.


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Boston Celtics rip New Jersey Nets to open NBA season
BOSTON (AP) ? Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in the season opener Wednesday night to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105. Kelly Olynyk had 19 points and Jeff Green added 17 for Boston, which opened a 29-point lead at the end of the third quarter and coasted to the win. Mirza Teletovic had 20 points and six rebounds in ...

Former Warrior Mookie Blaylock Sentenced To 15 Years For Deadly Atlanta Wreck
NBA veteran Mookie Blaylock, who starred for the Golden State Warriors as well as Atlanta Hawks and New Jersey Nets, faces jail time in the death of a woman in suburban Atlanta last year.

Bail denied for convicted former Milwaukee Bucks player
A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme has been denied bail by a federal judge in New Jersey. Tate George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday. George starred for the University of Connecticut and played for the New Jersey Nets and the Milwaukee ...

Drazen Petrovic, a lifetime later
Drazen Petrovic, who died at age 28 in 1993, would have turned 50 on Wednesday. More than two decades later, his brief, brilliant NBA career feels more and more like a dream. The song itself is lost to time. This was before the NBA had mastered the art of pomp, and much closer to the era in which the New Jersey Nets had a volunteer group of middle-aged men playing trombones and tubas in the ...

AN HONOR FOR KATZ
Lewis Katz will be honored with a lifetime humanatarian award for his charitable works by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.

Bail denied for convicted former NBA player George
A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme has been denied bail by a federal judge in New Jersey. Tate George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. ...

Brooklyn Nets News: Owner Explores Selling NBA Team; What Are The Nets Worth?
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov purchased the New Jersey Nets in 2010, expecting to win an NBA championship by 2014. Five years and no rings later, the owner of the now-Brooklyn Nets is reportedly considering selling the franchise.

Bail denied for jailed former player George
A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme has been denied bail by a federal judge in New Jersey.

Deron Williams is looking to bounce back after being 'pretty much written' off
The former All-Star is hoping to turn the corner after ankle surgery.

NBA dance teams are still paid ridiculously low amounts for their work, which makes no sense
For employees charged with representing franchises worth billions, these workers essentially make a stipend.

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Owner Bruce Ratner intends to move the Nets to Brooklyn in time for the 2008-2009 season. If it goes through, the Brooklyn Nets will be the first major league sports team to play in Brooklyn since the Brooklyn Dodgers left for Los Angeles.
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