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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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Billionaire Prokhorov Heeding Putin Call With NBA?s Nets
Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the New Jersey Nets, huddles up with the team during practice on at the CSKA Sports Hall in Moscow, in this Oct. 10, 2010.

Billionaire Prokhorov Heeds Putin's Call With Plan to Domicile NBA's Nets in Russia
Less than two years after taking the New Jersey Nets over the Hudson River and into Brooklyn, billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov is planning a longer move: to Russia. No, they won't play their home games there, but Prokhorov is planning on putting the basketball team under the control of one of his Russian companies. The move would allow Prokhorov heed President Vladimir Putin's ban on ...

Former NBAer Quinton Ross incorrectly killed off
It turns out former New Jersey Nets guard Quinton Ross wasn?t found ?stuffed into a trash bag and buried in a shallow grave,? as the New York Post first reported Monday.

Post-Kardashian, Kris Humphries has settled in with Celtics
The trip was exhausting and, for Kris Humphries, depressing. Mikhail Prokhorov bought the New Jersey Nets, and as a kickoff to the 2010 exhibition season, the oligarch owner flew his new team to Moscow for practice. Games in Beijing and Shanghai followed. And Humphries was buried. The Nets had traded for Troy Murphy, drafted Derrick Favors, and even added the antiquarian Joe Smith. That left ...

Kris Humphries, Boston Celtics Reportedly Discussing New Contract
No one in the NBA capitalizes on a contract year quite like Kris Humphries . Following a productive 2010-11 season for the 24-win New Jersey Nets , Humphries earned himself a nice one-year contract . After averaging yet another double-double during the 2011-12 lockout-truncated campaign, he was awarded with a lavish deal spanning two years . Now he appears headed for something similar with the ...

UMass guard Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay male D-I basketball player
UMass guard Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I basketball player when he revealed his sexuality in articles published by Outsports.com and ESPN.com on Wednesday.

Former NBA player: 'Tough day' being reported dead
Former SMU and NBA basketball player Quinton Ross had to ease the fears of friends and family members after he was erroneously reported dead.

Lichtenstein?s Playoff Preview: Nets Will Get Past Raptors, But It Won?t Be Easy
For Brooklyn to advance to the second round for the first time since 2007 (when, ironically, the sixth-seeded New Jersey Nets upset third-seeded Toronto), the following matters must be addressed.

Dominant Brooklyn Nets Clinch Playoff Berth in 14th Straight Home Win
Two years ago, tickets to see a home game for the Brooklyn Nets ?then playing out their final days in the Prudential Center as the New Jersey Nets?were selling for as little as a single cent on some secondary markets. Fans might have to dig a bit deeper into their couch cushions this spring. The Nets won their 14th home game in a row Wednesday night, dispatching the Houston Rockets 105-96 to ...

Quinton Ross, Former New Jersey Net, Erroneously Reported Dead
On Monday afternoon, readers and followers of the New York Post were informed that ex-NBA player Quinton Ross had been found dead. The headline claimed that the athlete?s remains were ?stuffed into a garbage bag? and buried underneath a shallow ?

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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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