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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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NBA - Former Knicks, Heat star Mason dead at 48
- Former NBA star Anthony Mason, a power forward who played 13 league seasons, died early Saturday morning at age 48, his family announced. Mason had suffered a massive heart attack earlier in February. Mason, known for physical play, averaged 10.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists over 882 games from 1989 through 2003 with the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Miami Heat ...

Did New Jersey Really Lose Out When the Nets Left Town?
It's been more than two years since the New Jersey Nets crossed the river(s) and became the Brooklyn Nets. A look back at what they left behind in downtown Newark.

Former Knick Anthony Mason dies at 48
MANILA, Philippine - Former New York Knicks favorite Anthony Mason passed away on Saturday, February 28, his family announced. Mason was diagnosed early in February ...

Byron Scott says Jason Kidd 'was kind of known for being an a?hole'
Kidd worked as a player under Scott in New Jersey, and reportedly had the biggest hand in getting him fired as coach 11 years ago.

Former NBA All-Star Anthony Mason dies at 48
Former NBA All-Star Anthony Mason has died at the age of 48. Mason suffered a heart attack due to congestive heart failure on Feb. 13 and was fighting for his life in the hours that followed.

Dikembe Mutombo, John Calipari headline finalists for Hall of Fame 2015 class
The legendary defender and Kentucky coach join 13 other finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Former NBA All-Star Anthony Mason dead at 48
Brad Mangin, NBAE/Getty Images Anthony Mason #14 of the New York Knicks stretches during a game played circa 1996 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

Former New York Knicks Player Anthony Mason Dies at 48
Mason was diagnosed with congestive heart failure

Williams' 25 points lead Nets to 104-94 win over Mavericks
Deron Williams felt right at home while helping the Brooklyn Nets close out a string of 22 days on the road on a winning note. Williams scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench as the Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night. ''The last one on a road trip when you've been gone for a month is sometimes the ...

Knicks say former player Anthony Mason has died
Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48.

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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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