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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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Prokhorov says no sale of Nets 'imminent'
Mikhail Prokhorov watched his Brooklyn Nets dismantle Oklahoma City 116-85 in their first home game of the NBA season, and said he has no immediate plans to give up control of the club. There have been multiple reports that the Russian billionaire -- who bought the then-New Jersey Nets for some $200 million in a sale finalized in 2010 -- was entertaining offers from potential buyers. "My ...

Jason Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, retires
Collins started his career with the New Jersey Nets in 2001.                

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 ...

Kim got nekked, but Solomon's mad at Kanye
Last week, when there were no more New Jersey Nets to divorce, no more sex tapes to leak, and no more rappers to marry, Kim Kardashian did what any self-respecting reality star would do.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and Markieff Morris had 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-96 on Friday night. The Sixers have lost their first 12 games and are just six losses shy of matching the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets ...

How do the 76ers compare with the worst starts in NBA history?
The 76ers are five wins away from breaking the record for most losses to begin an NBA season, but they're hardly the only team that's flirted with this infamous mark. The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-14 after a 114-104 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. The 0-14 start is just one shy of the franchise record for most losses to begin a season, which was set by the historically-bad 1972-73 ...

Winless Sixers force Papa John's to change pizza promotion
A Sixers "win" is now much less impressive than an actual win.

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.

Former NBA player argues for conviction reversal
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Attorneys are arguing in court over the fraud conviction of former NBA player Tate George.

Suns Dominate in Romp Past Winless 76ers, 122-96
Suns dominate in romp past 76ers, 122-96; Philadelphia drops season-opening 12th straight game

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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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