Brooklyn Nets

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Brooklyn Nets
2019–20 Brooklyn Nets season
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ConferenceEastern
DivisionAtlantic
Founded1967
HistoryNew Jersey Americans
1967–1968 (ABA)
New York Nets
1968–1976 (ABA)
1976–1977 (NBA)
New Jersey Nets
1977–2012
Brooklyn Nets
2012–present[1][2]
ArenaBarclays Center
LocationBrooklyn, New York
Team colorsBlack, white[3][4][5]
         
Main sponsorInfor[6]
PresidentMaureen Hanlon
General managerSean Marks
Head coachKenny Atkinson[7]
OwnershipMikhail Prokhorov (51%)[8]
Joseph Tsai (49%)[9][10]
Affiliation(s)Long Island Nets
Championships2
ABA: 2 (1974, 1976)
NBA: 0
Conference titles5
ABA: 3 (1972, 1974, 1976)
NBA: 2 (2002, 2003)
Division titles5
ABA: 1 (1974)
NBA: 4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Retired numbers6 (3, 5, 23, 25, 32, 52)
Websitewww.nba.com/nets
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The Brooklyn Nets are a team in the National Basketball Association in the New York City community of Brooklyn. They moved into their current home arena, Barclays Center, for the 2012–13 season.[11]

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 | change source]

The Prudential Center is where the Nets played from 2010 to 2012
  • Teaneck Armory (1967–1968)
  • Long Island Arena (1968–1969)
  • Island Garden (1969–1971)
  • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (1971–1977)
  • Louis Brown Athletic Center|Rutgers Athletic Center (1977–1981)
  • Izod Center|Brendan T. Byrne Arena/Continental Airlines Arena/Izod Center (1981–2011)
  • Prudential Center (2010-2012)
  • Barclays Center (2012–present)

High points[change | change source]

Individual awards[change | change source]

NBA Rookie of the Year

  • Buck Williams – 1982
  • Derrick Coleman – 1991

NBA Executive of the Year

  • Rod Thorn – 2002

All-NBA First Team

  • Jason Kidd – 2002, 2004

All-NBA Second Team

  • Buck Williams – 1983
  • Jason Kidd – 2003

All-NBA Third Team

  • Dražen Petrović – 1993
  • Derrick Coleman – 1993, 1994
  • Stephon Marbury – 2000

NBA All-Defensive First Team

NBA All-Defensive Second Team

NBA All-Rookie Team

  • Bernard King – 1978
  • Buck Williams – 1982
  • Derrick Coleman 1991
  • Keith Van Horn – 1998
  • Kenyon Martin – 2001
  • Brook Lopez – 2009

NBA All-Rookie Team|NBA Rookie Second Team

References[change | change source]

  1. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  2. "NBA.com/Stats–Brooklyn Nets seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  3. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (April 30, 2012). "Brooklyn Nets Unveil Black & White Team Colors and Logos". Press release. http://www.nba.com/nets/news/brooklyn_nets_unveil_black_and_white_team_colors_and_logos_120430.html. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  4. Couch, Ben (October 2, 2012). "Nets New Jerseys Unveiled by JAY Z". BrooklynNets.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  5. "Brooklyn Nets Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  6. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (February 8, 2017). "BROOKLYN NETS FORM WIDE-RANGING PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL SOFTWARE LEADER INFOR". Press release. http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2017/02/08/nets-partnership-with-infor. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  7. "Brooklyn Nets Name Kenny Atkinson Head Coach". BrooklynNets.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. April 17, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  8. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (May 11, 2010). "NBA Board of Governors Approves Sale of Nets to Prokhorov". Press release. http://www.nba.com/nets/news/Prokhorov_Statements_100511.html. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  9. Mahoney, Brian (October 27, 2017). "Report: Joseph Tsai agrees to deal for purchase of Brooklyn Nets". NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Associated Press. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  10. Lewis, Brian (April 12, 2018). "The Sale of the Nets is Complete". The New York Post. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  11. "Jay Z: NBA Nets Renamed 'Brooklyn Nets'". myfoxny.com. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2012.

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