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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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76ers inch closer to dubious distinction
Tyson Chandler had 20 points, 13 rebounds and four steals as the Dallas Mavericks defeated Philadelphia 110-103, sending the struggling 76ers to their 16th straight loss. Philadelphia is now just two losses away from tying the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets (0-18) for the worst start to a National Basketball Association season. Monta Ellis finished with 18 points and five assists and Chandler Parsons ...

76ers snap 0-17 start, avoid tying NBA record
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers avoided tying the record for the worst start to a season in NBA history, ending their 0-17 skid with an 85-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Michael Carter-Williams had 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists and Robert Covington added 17 points to keep Philadelphia from tying the 0-18 start by the New Jersey Nets in 2009-10 ...

Winless Sixers force Papa John's to change pizza promotion
A Sixers "win" is now much less impressive than an actual win.

LeBron says he hasn't scrapped chalk toss
FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2010, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James throws powder into the air before an NBA basketball game against the New Jersey Nets in East Rutherford, N.J. Although he?s skipped a popular pregame ritual lately in which he scoops talcum powder off the scorer's table and throws it into the air above his head, the Cavaliers star said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, he hasn't ...

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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2010, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James throws powder into the air before an NBA basketball game against the New Jersey Nets in East Rutherford, N.J. Although he?s skipped a popular pregame ritual lately in which he scoops talcum powder off the scorer's table and throws it into the air above his head, the Cavaliers star said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, he hasn't ...

Philadelphia 76ers lose 17th straight, close in on dubious record
PHILADELPHIA, USA - Kawhi Leonard tallied 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 109-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, who moved one step closer to infamy on Monday. Philadelphia can tie the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets (0-18) for the worst start to a ...

Philadelphia 76ers avoid tying worst start in NBA history, beat Minnesota Timberwolves
Michael Carter-Williams had 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists and Robert Covington added 17 points to keep Philadelphia from tying the 0-18 start by the New Jersey Nets in 2009-10.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and Markieff Morris had 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-96 on Friday night. The Sixers have lost their first 12 games and are just six losses shy of matching the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets ...

76ers Trying to Avoid Record-Tying 18th Straight Loss to Open Season
The Philadelphia 76ers enter Wednesday's road game against the Minnesota Timberwolves hoping to avoid tying the NBA record for most consecutive losses to begin a season, per ESPN Stats & Info . The 2010-11 New Jersey Nets set the mark at 18 games, while the 76ers are currently tied for second place at 17 games with the 1988-89 Miami Heat and 1998-99 Los Angeles Clippers . The good news for ...

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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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