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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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John Calipari won't fail again in NBA
Jayson Williams is actively rooting for John Calipari to lose, and yes, this one is personal. As a New Jersey Nets power forward in a different life, Williams did not accept the coach's relentlessly abrasive approach. As a man who later faced charges connected to the accidental shooting death of his limo driver, Williams did not appreciate Calipari's choice to break from a largely supportive ...

Bucher Buzz: Is Calipari Looking for NBA Respect or a Monster Kentucky Payday?
Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari made his first switch from college basketball to head coach of the New Jersey Nets in the mid-'90s. After a lackluster three-year stint, followed by an assistant coaching gig with the Philadelphia 76ers, Calipari returned to the college level and ultimately ended up at Kentucky. While Coach Cal's team is currently favored to win the NCAA tournament ...

Former Bulls, Lakers player Jack Haley dead at 51
Jack Haley, who played nine seasons in the NBA including a reserve role on the Chicago Bulls' 1996 championship team, has died. He died Monday at Los Alamitos Medical Center, according to the Orange County coroner's office website. Haley played for the Bulls, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs during his career, when he averaged 3.5 points and 2.7 rebounds mostly as a ...

The night Drazen Petrovic 'danced' with Reggie Miller
In this excerpt from his new book, author Todd Spehr recalls a memorable meeting between Drazen Petrovic and Reggie Miller.

South Carolina Offers 8th Grader Dominick Blaylock, Son of Mookie Blaylock
Add another name to the list of college football prospects who've picked up their first verbal scholarship offer before graduating from middle school?Georgia playmaker Dominick Blaylock .  The young standout is an eighth-grade student at  Dickerson Middle School in Cobb County. He secured an offer from South Carolina on Saturday during a campus visit: Blaylock , the son of former New Jersey Nets ...

Suns' late rally burns New Jersey Nets, 108-100
Marcus Morris made the tiebreaking basket and scored 19 points, twin brother Markieff Morris and Eric Bledsoe also had 19, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-100 in overtime Friday night. Brandon Knight shook off a poor shooting...

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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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