The team was founded as the New Jersey Americans in 1967, and played in the American Basketball Association (ABA). After one season in that state, they moved to Long Island, becoming the New York Nets. In 1976, the Nets were one of four ABA teams that joined the NBA, and returned to New Jersey a year later, becoming the New Jersey Nets. After their return to New Jersey, they played on the campus of Rutgers University. In 1981, they moved to East Rutherford, closer to New York City. In 2010, they moved to Newark, and played there until their new Brooklyn arena was built. Once they moved to Brooklyn, they became the Brooklyn Nets.
Home arenas [change]
- Teaneck Armory (1967–1968)
- Long Island Arena (1968–1969)
- Island Garden (1969–1971)
- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (1971–1977)
- Rutgers Athletic Center (1977–1981)
- Brendan T. Byrne Arena/Continental Airlines Arena/Izod Center (1981–2011)
- Prudential Center (2010-2012)
- Barclays Center (2012–present)
High points [change]
Individual awards [change]
- Rod Thorn – 2002
- Jason Kidd – 2002, 2004
- Jason Kidd – 2002, 2006
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