The Brooklyn Nets is a professional basketball team member compete in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division based in Brooklyn, New York. Nets play their hame game in the Barclays Center at Brooklyn, New York since the summer of 2012.
Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving are featuring the Brooklyn Nets dominating the Eastern Conference over Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks in the 2021-22 NBA season and expected the top championship title holder of the year.
As a charter franchise, the Nets founded in 1967 as the New Jersey Americans in Teaneck but after the first season In 1968, they relocated to Long Island, New York and changed its name New York Nets. In 1974 and 1976, led by Julius Erving, they won two ABA champions and merged with NBA. The team funded their $4.8 million encroachment fee to New York Kicks by selling Erving’s contract causing their deterioration in performance (1976-77), making them relocate back to New Jersey from 1977 to 2012 as New Jersey Nets. After playing 35 seasons, the team moved New Jersey to Brooklyn at Barclays Center starting with the 2012-13 NBA season, changed with local area name to Brooklyn Nets.
Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving are featuring the Brooklyn Nets dominating the Eastern Conference in the 2021-22 NBA season and expected the top championship title holder of the year.
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|Arena/Stadium||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|Head coach||Steve Nash|
|General manager||Sean Marks|
|Championships||2 – ABA: 2 (1974, 1976) and NBA: 0|
|Conference titles||2 (2002, 2003)|
|Division titles||5 – ABA: 1 (1974) and NBA: 4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)|
The Boston Celtics started trash-talking against the Nets in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002, Celtics fans berated Jason Kidd and his wife which stopped after the abuse charge. However, the rivalry took weak when Celtics Garnett and Paul Pierce exchanged in the Nets for Wallace, Humphries. On the other hand, the Knicks–Nets rivalry is primarily geographical and historical and the Nets–Raptors rivalry began in 2004 after the trade of Vince Carter from Raptors to Nets and won in the first-round series.
The Nets mascot 1997 was Sly the Silver Fox. After moving to Brooklyn, they came up with BrooklyKnight on November 3, 2012.
TV and Radio
YES Network is currently the home of Brooklyn Nets from the former Fox Sports Net New York and SportsChannel New York.
WFAN is the current radio station of Brooklyn Nets.
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