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.
Nets shake off loss, crush Nuggets
DENVER -- In 2002, after his New Jersey Nets team came to Denver and beat the Nuggets by 26, Jason Kidd described the game as a glorified practice. Twelve years later, Kidd, now coach of the Brooklyn Nets, probably got a sense of deja vu. Forward Paul Pierce scored 18 points before sitting out the entire fourth quarter, and the Nets raced out to a big lead early and never relented in a 112-89 ...NBA Veteran Jason Collins signs contract with Brooklyn Nets
Today, the New Jersey Nets signed forward Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. This marks the first ever openly gay National Basketball Association (NBA) player. read moreRelated News
In the past few months, one college football player openly admitted to being gay months before the NFL Draft and a 35 year-old gay basketball player was signed to a 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets. Both have received coverage on social media and on television since coming out publicly.SMB coach Ravanes finds Boone a 'perfect fit' for Beermen
by abs-cbnnews.com New San Miguel Beermen head coach Biboy Ravanes said import Josh Boone is the perfect fit for his team as they begin their campaign in the PBA Commissioner?s Cup. Boone, the former starting center for the New Jersey Nets, was signed as the reinforcement of the Beermen, a choice made with San Miguel?s core players in mind. ?Feeling namin siya ?yung babagay kay Arwind (Santos ...?Quick, versatile? Josh Boone meets expectations in first practice with San Miguel Beer
by Rey Joble | interaksyon.com A day after arriving in the country, former NBA player Josh Boone went to work in practice with the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday. Incoming coach Biboy Ravanes was pleased with what he saw from the former New Jersey Nets center. ?For a big man, he?s quick, versatile, good defender and rebounder,? Ravanes told InterAksyon.com.... [Read Full Article on interaksyon.com ...River Parishes Fellowship of Christian Athletes gather for All-Star breakfast in LaPlace
Otis Birdsong, a four-time NBA All-Star was the speaker. Birdsong played with the Kansas City Kings from 1977 to 1981, the New Jersey Nets from 1981 to 1988 and the Boston Celtics from 1988 to 1989.The New York Knicks Are a Special Kind of Bad
James Dolan?s franchise has sunk to a new low of disorganization on and off the courtBack with a vengeance: Beermen blow out Bolts
San Miguel Beer wanted to make a royal return and the Beermen made it certain at the expense of the Meralco Bolts, even without the services of top big man June Mar Fajardo.Ravenes finds Boone a 'perfect fit' for Beermen
MANILA, Philippines ? New San Miguel Beermen head coach Biboy Ravanes said import Josh Boone is the perfect fit for his team as they begin their campaign in the PBA Commissioner?s Cup.Kings coach Malone has fond memories of Raps' rookie season
The Raptors plan to celebrate 20 years of existence in various ways next season.
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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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