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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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Agency votes to close Izod Center, New Jersey Nets' ex-home
A struggling sports arena that was home to the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets and was a frequent haunt of rocker Bruce Springsteen is set to close. New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials voted 10-2 on Thursday to close the Izod Center at the Meadowlands sports complex by the end of the month. The Democratic speaker of the state Assembly, Vincent Prieto, said closing the ...

Bucks sign veteran Kenyon Martin, waive guard Nate Wolters
The Bucks have signed veteran Kenyon Martin to replenish a depleted frontcourt, reuniting the forward with former New Jersey Nets teammate and current Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd.

Former home of Devils closing
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - A struggling sports arena that was home to the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets and was a frequent haunt of rocker Bruce Springsteen is set to close.

New Jersey to close Izod Center, former home of Devils, Nets
A struggling sports arena that was home to the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets is set to close.

Sports agency votes to close struggling Izod Center, former home of New Jersey Devils and Nets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - A struggling sports arena that was home to the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets is set to close. State officials voted Thursday to close the Izod Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex by the end of the month. The 18,000-seat indoor arena sits across a highway ...

Bucks sign former Nuggets F Kenyon Martin, waive Nate Wolters
The Bucks have signed veteran Kenyon Martin to replenish a depleted frontcourt, reuniting the forward with former New Jersey Nets teammate and current Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd.

Agency votes to close Izod Center, New Jersey Nets' ex-home - NBC40.net
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A struggling sports arena that was home to the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets is set to close. State officials voted Thursday to close the Izod Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex by the end of the month.

Agency votes to close Izod Center, New Jersey Nets' ex-home - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A struggling sports arena that was home to the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets and was a frequent haunt of rocker Bruce Springsteen is set to close.

Report: Bucks to sign forward Kenyon Martin to 10-day contract
The Milwaukee Bucks will sign power forward Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract this week. Martin, 37, played for the New York Knicks last season, averaging 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. He teamed with Bucks head coach Jason Kidd to lead the the New Jersey Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003.

Boston Celtics end slide against New Jersey Nets
NEW YORK ? Avery Bradley scored 21 points, and the Boston Celtics snapped a three-game losing streak with an 89-81 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Tyler Zeller added 18 points for the Celtics, who won for just the second time in nine games by outplaying the Nets over the final three quarters after a slow start. They trailed by 11 in the first half but gradually pulled away ...

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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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