Nickname:
Named New York Nets after moving from New Jersey. The name rhymed with two of the citiy's other teams the Mets (baseball) and Jets (football).


 
Coach:
Jason Kidd 2013/14-

Arena
:
Barclay Center 2012/13-
 
Historical Moments:

2012/13: The Nets were scheduled to make their Brooklyn debut on November 1st against the New York Knicks. However, due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy, which had knocked many roads and the subway out of commission led to the game being postponed. The Nets would face the Toronto Raptors two days later and win their debut at Barclay's Center 107-100. The game against the Knicks would be rescheduled for November 26th, with the Nets prevailing in overtime 96-89. The Nets would play well in November 11-4, but in December the Nets play turned sour, as they dropped 10 of their next 13 games, leading to the dismissal of Coach Avery Johnson. He was replaced by P.J. Carlisemo on interim basis. The Nets would win their first two games with Carlisemo on the bench, as they went into the New Year with a record of 16-15. The Nets started 2013, with a 110-93 win on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder, as they began January, with a seven game winning streak. Helping to pace the Nets in January was Brook Lopez, who after playing just five games in the team's final season in New Jersey, bounced back to make his first All-Star team as he averaged 17.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. The Nets had their ups and downs in the next two months, but they managed to stay well secure in playoff position. The Nets would even manage to secure home court in the first round of the playoffs by winning seven of nine games in April to finish their first season in Brooklyn with a record of 49-33. Among the Nets having strong second half was Deron Williams, who had a team high 18.9 ppg, with 7.7 assists per game.

2013 Playoffs:
The Nets faced the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs with Brooklyn hosting its first postseason game since the 1956 World Series. A fired up Barclay Center had plenty to cheer in the opener as the Nets got off to a fast start to lead 50-35 at halftime on the way to an easy 106-89 win. However, the Nets would struggle in Game 2, losing 90-82 as the Bulls evened the series at a game apiece. Following an ugly 79-76 loss in Game 3, the Nets suffered a fourth quarter meltdown in Game 4, as the Bulls overcame a 12 point deficit to force overtime. In overtime the Nets could not stop Nate Robinson, who scored 34 points and led the Bulls to a 142-134 win in three overtimes. Down 3-1 in the series, the Nets faced elimination upon their return to Brooklyn, and kept their hopes alive with a 110-91 win, as Brook Lopez scored a game high 28 points. Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams each scored 17 points in Game 6 in Chicago to lead the Nets to a 95-92 win over the hobbled Bulls to even the series. However, not even returning to Game 7 in Brooklyn would be enough to lift the Nets into the second round, as the Bulls behind a gutsy effort from Joakim Noah won 99-93 in the decisive seventh game. The Nets would not keep P.J. Carlisemo on as head coach following the season, choosing instead to roll the dice and hire Jason Kidd, who had just retired after a 19 year career, playing for the New York Knicks in his final season. Kidd would name Lawrence Frank as an assistant coach, looking to learn on the job from the coach who was there for most of his tenure in New Jersey. The Nets would also bring in three veterans with a champion pedigree as they acquired Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, and DJ White in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics, sending Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans and Kris Joseph along with three draft picks to Boston in return.

Logo
2012-Present
2nd Season
First Game Played November 3, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
Address:
15 MetroTech Center, 11th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-933-3000

Web:
http://www.brooklynnets.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coaches: (3)
Avery Johnson 2012/13
P.J. Carlisemo 2012/13
Jason Kidd 2013/14-Present
 
 
 
Arenas: (1)
Barclay Center 2012/13-Present
 
NBA Champions:
None

NBA Finals
:
None

Conference Finals
:
None

Divison Champions
:
None

Playoff Appearences
: (2)
2013, 2014
 
 
Hall of Famers:
None
 
 
 
 
Retired Numbers: (7)
  3 Drazen Petrovic G 1990-1993
  4 Wendell Ladner F 1973-1975
  5 Jason Kidd G 2001-2008
23 John Williamson G 73-76, 78-80
25 Bill Melchionni G 1969-1975
32 Julius Erving F 1973-1976
52 Buck Williams F 1981-1989

 
 
All-Star Games Hosted:
None

All-Star Game MVP:
None
 
 
AWARDS
Coach of the Year:
None

Most Improved Player
:
None

Rookie of the Year
:
None

Sixth Man Award
:
None

Defensive Player of the Year:
None

NBA MVP
:
None
 
 
 
NBA Finals MVP:
None
 
 
Best Season:
2012/13 (49-33)

Worst Season
:
2013/14 (44-38)
 
 
Cheerleaders:
Brooklynettes
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the Air:
Television:
YES Network

Radio:
WFAN (660 AM & 101.9 FM)

Broadcasters:
Ian Eagle, Mike Fratello, and Jim Spanarkle-TV; Tim Capstraw and Chris Carrino-Radio
 
 
Alternate Logo
2012-Present
Played As:
New Jersey Americans* 1967/68

New York Nets* 1968/69-1976/77

New Jersey Nets 1977/78-2011/12

Brooklyn Nets 2012/13-Present
*-Played in ABA 1967/68-1975/76
D-League Affliate:
Springfield Armor
Mascots:
The Brooklyn Knight
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Page created on June 13, 2012.  Last updated on May 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm ET.

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