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:
Lionel Hollins 2014/15-

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.

2013/14: After an off-season spending spree the Nets entered the season hoping for a run at the championship, as they felt they built a team that could give the Miami Heat all they could handle. Following a disappoint 98-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Nets would face the Heat in their home opener at the Barclay's Center. Things would go as planned with Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce each scoring 19 points as the Nets won the game 101-100. However, the Nets would struggle early in the season as their veteran players looked old, and their Coach Jason Kidd looked to be in way over his head. To help Kidd, the Nets hired former Coach Lawrence Frank as a top assistant to help Kidd learn the job of being a coach on the fly. Jason Kidd was suspended for the first two games due to a Drunk Driving arrest and it seemed, that Lawrence Frank tried at times to outrank Kidd, eventually the Nets would cut ties with Frank as he seemed to be hurting Jason Kidd more than he was helping. As the Nets scuffled, Jason Kidd humiliated himself pretending to spill a soda to get a stoppage when the Nets had no timeouts 99-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the league was not amused and Kidd was fined. As December ended the season looked like a lost cause for Brooklyn as the entered the New Year with a record of 10-21 having lost Center Brook Lopez to a season ending foot injury. However, as 2014 began the Nets started to find their way thanks to a smaller lineup that seemed to mesh better and move the ball more quickly.  The Nets would open January with a stunning 95-93 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road with a Joe Johnson shot at the buzzer. The Nets would open January, by winning five straight including a double overtime thriller against the Heat. The Nets winning streak would end the following night against the Toronto Raptors, but the momentum gained would not be interrupted by a loss in which the team was clearly tired. The Nets would continue to inch their way towards .500 and back in the playoff race throughout January and February. At the trade deadline the Nets landed Marcus Thornton in a deal with the Sacramento Kings for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry. They would also sign Jason Collins to a ten day contract, making him the first openly gay player to play in the NBA.  Collins would only see limited action, but received standing ovations nearly every time he entered the game both at home and on the road. Thornton, would prove to be a valuable sixth man averaging 12.3 ppg in 26 games with Brooklyn. The Nets also got a boost from the sudden emergence of Mason Plumlee, who was one of the team's top shooters.  Also play a key role was Shaun Livingston who after a series of knee injuries nearly derailed his career looked like his old self, scoring 8.3 ppg and seeing increased playing time as the Nets made their second half run. The Nets would finally reach the .500 mark in March as they completed a season sweep of the Heat. The Nets would finish the season with a record of 44-38 grabbing the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. 

2014 Playoffs:
The first round of the playoffs would be the battle of the Atlantic Division as the Nets faced the Toronto Raptors. The Nets would score a big win in Game 1, as Paul Pierce led the way in a 94-87 win. However, the Raptors would rebound to even the series with a 100-95 win in Game 2. As the series shifted to Brooklyn, the Nets got a big game from Joe Johnson who scored 29 points to lead the way in a 102-98 win in Game 3 as they held off a late charge from the Raptors. The Raptors would seize the momentum early in Game 4 and took an early 17 point lead, only to see the Nets rally to tie the game in the third quarter. However, the Nets ran out of gas in the fourth quarter and dropped the game 87-79. The Nets again had to come from behind in Game 5, as they trailed by as much as 26 points. The Nets would get within two points before Andray Blatche threw an errant pass that resulted into a backcourt violation to allow the Raptors to hold on for a 115-113 win. The Nets would carry that momentum in Game 6, opening the game with 34 points in the first quarter as they sent the series to a seventh game with a 97-83 win at Barclay's Center. Game 7 would be back and forth affair as the Nets got 26 points from Joe Johnson and won the game 104-103, with Paul Pierce block Kevin Lowry's attempt to win the game for Toronto at the buzzer. The Nets would move on to face the Heat in the second round. Obviously worn down by their seven game battle with Toronto, the Nets looked slugging in the opener, losing 107-86. The Nets would not do much better in Game 2, suffering a 94-82 loss. As the series shifted to Brooklyn, the Nets finally came back to life winning 104-90 making 15 shots from behind the arc. However, the Nets had no answers for LeBron James in Game 4, as he scored a Miami playoffs franchise record 49 points to give the Heat a commanding 3-1 series lead with a 102-96 win. The Heat would go on to finish the series with a 96-94 win in Game 4 powered by a 12-0 run late in the fourth quarter as the Nets went four minutes without a basket. Following the season the Nets would be stunned by the actions of Jason Kidd who attempted a power play to remove General Manager Billy King in attempts to get a raise after just one season on the bench. At the same time he was in talks to take the coaching job with the Milwaukee Bucks. Eventually the Nets would send Kidd to the Bucks in exchange for two second-round draft picks in 2015 and 2019.




Logo
2012-Present
3rd 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: (4)
Avery Johnson 2012/13
P.J. Carlisemo 2012/13
Jason Kidd 2013/14
Lionel Hollins 2014/15-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, Ryan Rucco 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:
Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Mascots:
The Brooklyn Knight
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Page created on June 13, 2012.  Last updated on December 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm ET.

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