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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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Report: Lakers, Scott agree on 4-year deal
The Los Angeles Lakers and Byron Scott have agreed on a four-year, $17 million deal. The Lakers hold a team option on the final year of the deal. Lakers owner Jim Buss made Scott a verbal offer on Thursday and Scott and his representatives were reviewing it. Scott, who has coached the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers, played a key role as a player in helping the ...

Lakers mum on report Scott offered coaching job
Los Angeles? The Los Angeles Lakers Friday declined to comment on reports they had offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. Scott won three NBA titles as the Lakers? starting shooting guard in the 1980s. He played in the NBA for 14 seasons, including 11 with the Lakers. As a coach, Scott led the then-New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003.

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July 25 (The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Lakers offered Byron Scott their head coaching job, according to ESPN.com. The two sides were negotiating a contract Friday. Lakers owner Jim Buss made Scott a verbal offer on Thursday and Scott and his representatives were reviewing it. Scott, who has coached the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers, played a key role as a ...

NBA roundup: Lakers reportedly offer job to Scott
The Los Angeles Lakers offered Byron Scott their head coaching job, according to ESPN.com.

Lakers: No deal in place for Scott
Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached. ESPN reported Saturday that the Lakers and Scott agreed on a four-year, $17 million deal. The Lakers hold a team option on the final year of the deal. I always wanted to coach the Lakers, especially when I got to coaching.

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July 25 (The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Lakers offered Byron Scott their head coaching job, according to ESPN.com.

Report: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott
The Los Angeles Lakers offered Byron Scott their head coaching job, according to ESPN.com.

Bryant endorses Scott as new Lakers mentor
THE LOS Angeles Lakers offered Byron Scott their head coaching job, according to ESPN.com.

Source: Jason Kidd to coach Milwaukee Bucks after deal with New Jersey Nets
A person with knowledge of the details says the Bucks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal allowing Jason Kidd to become Milwaukee's coach. The Nets will receive a second-round draft pick in 2015 and 2019

Blazers sign 11-year NBA vet Steve Blake
PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 13: Steve Blake #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers passes against the New Jersey Nets during the game on March 13, 2009 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. The Blazers won 109-100.

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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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