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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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Former NBA player Tate George to be sentenced for Ponzi scheme
A former NBA player known for a buzzer-beating shot in the NCAA Tournament more than 20 years ago faces sentencing in New Jersey.

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.

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

Jason Kidd Bound for Milwaukee Bucks: Reports
The Bucks reportedly will give up two second-round picks for the New Jersey Nets coach.

Mavericks sign F Jefferson
The Dallas Mavericks announced Monday that they signed free agent forward Richard Jefferson.

Isaiah Thomas Leaving Kings For Phoenix Suns In Sign-And-Trade Deal
The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings are finishing a sign-and-trade deal for Isaiah Thomas, according to league sources.

Inside the Debates and Frenzy of an NBA Draft War Room with a Former GM
What is the experience of the NBA draft through the eyes of an NBA general manager? Ed Stefanski, the former GM of the New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, who most recently served in the Toronto Raptors' front office until last year, took Bleacher Report inside the process ? from the talent evaluation, making final preparations, what unfolds in the war room, memorable moves, thoughts on how ...

Mavs Make Richard Jefferson Signing Official
The Dallas Mavericks have officially added 13-year veteran forward Richard Jefferson. Per team policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DC Sports Bog: Five things about newest Wizard Kris Humphries
Wizards fans booed Humphries in his first regular season game after divorcing Kim Kardashian.

The Dallas Mavericks sign free agent Richard Jefferson
Veteran forward Richard Jefferson and the Dallas Mavericks have come to an understanding and will sign a one-year deal with the team. read more

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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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