The Brooklyn Nets
are an American professional basketball
team based in the New York City borough
. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association
(NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division
of the Eastern Conference
. The team plays its home games at Barclays Center
. They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City; the other is the New York Knicks
. The club was established in 1967 as a charter franchise of the NBA's rival league, the American Basketball Association
(ABA). They played in New Jersey
as the New Jersey Americans
during their first season, before relocating
to Long Island, New York
, in 1968 and changing their name to the New York Nets
. During this time, the Nets won two ABA championships
(in 1974 and 1976). In 1976, the ABA merged
with the NBA, and the Nets were absorbed into the NBA along with three other ABA teams (the San Antonio Spurs
, Indiana Pacers
, and Denver Nuggets
), all of whom remain in the league to this day.
In 1977, the team returned to New Jersey and played as the New Jersey Nets
from 1977 to 2012. Led by star point guard Jason Kidd
, the Nets reached the finals of two consecutive NBA seasons (2001–02
), but failed to win either title.
In the summer of 2012, the team moved to Barclays Center in Brooklyn,
becoming the first major sports franchise in the borough since the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers
baseball team in 1957.
Since moving to Brooklyn, the Nets have qualified for the playoffs on six occasions, including trips to the Conference Semifinals in 2014
The Brooklyn Nets were founded in 1967
and initially played in Teaneck, New Jersey
, as the New Jersey Americans. In its early years, the team led a nomadic existence, moving to Long Island
in 1968 and playing in various arenas there as the New York Nets.
Led by Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving
, the Nets won two ABA championships
in New York before becoming one of four ABA teams to be admitted into the NBA as part of the ABA–NBA merger
in 1976. Unlike the other three ABA teams entering the NBA, who played in cities without any NBA presence, the Nets were required by the NBA to pay an "encroachment fee" of $4.8 million to the New York Knicks
The team financed that payment by selling Erving's contract to the Philadelphia 76ers
and the Nets went from winning the last ABA title in 1975–76
to having the worst record in the NBA in 1976–77
. The team then moved back to New Jersey
in 1977 and became the New Jersey Nets. During their time in the state, the Nets played in two consecutive NBA Finals
in the 2001–02
seasons, led on the court by point guard Jason Kidd
After playing 35 seasons in New Jersey, the team moved back to the state of New York, changed its geographic name to Brooklyn, and began playing in the new Barclays Center
, starting with the 2012–13 NBA season
The team's move from New Jersey to Brooklyn was approved unanimously by the NBA Board of Governors on April 13, 2012.
The Boston Celtics
were rivals of the Nets during the early 2000s because of their respective locations and their burgeoning stars. The Nets were led by Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin, while the Celtics were experiencing newfound success behind Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker. The rivalry began to heat up in the 2002 Eastern Conference Finals, which was preceded by trash-talking
from the Celtics
who claimed Martin was a "fake" tough guy. Things progressed as the series started, and on-court tensions seemed to spill into the stands. Celtic fans berated Kidd and his family with chants of "Wife Beater!"
in response to Kidd's 2001 domestic abuse charge. When the series returned to New Jersey, Nets fans responded, with some brandishing signs that read "Will someone please stab Paul Pierce?"
referring to a night club incident in 2000 in which Pierce was stabbed 11 times. When asked about the fan barbs being traded, Kenyon Martin
stated, "Our fans hate them, their fans hate us." Bill Walton
said at the time that Nets-Celtics was the "beginning of the next great NBA rivalry" during the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002. Led by Kidd, the Nets advanced to the NBA Finals, and the following year, swept Boston in the 2003 playoffs.
On November 28, 2012, there were indications that the rivalry might be rekindled when an altercation occurred on the court, resulting in the ejection of Rajon Rondo
, Gerald Wallace
, and Kris Humphries
. Rondo was suspended for two games in the aftermath, while Wallace and Kevin Garnett
The story was revisited on December 25, when Wallace grabbed Garnett's shorts and the two had to be broken up by referees and players alike.
However, the rivalry appeared significantly cooled off by the June 2013 blockbuster trade that dealt Celtics stars Garnett and Paul Pierce
to the Nets in exchange for Wallace, Humphries and others. This move was billed as a merger of the two Atlantic Division
Celtics announcer Sean Grande
said, "It's almost as if you found a great home for these guys. You couldn't have found a better place. These guys will be in the New York market, they'll be on a competitive team, they'll stay on national TV. It's funny, because the enemy of my enemy is my friend. So with Celtics fans feeling the way they do about the Heat
, feeling the way they do about the Knicks
, the Nets are going to become almost the second [Boston] team now."
In the 2019 NBA off-season, the Nets signed point guard Kyrie Irving
. Coming off two seasons with the Celtics, Irving was described as selfish by many critics. This impression caused many Celtics fans to blame him for the Celtics' inability to get through to the playoffs.
During a regular season game in the 2019–20 season between the Celtics and Nets, the Celtics' fans displayed their displeasure with Irving by chanting "Kyrie sucks" in TD Garden
When the series returned to Brooklyn two days later, the Nets' fans chanted "Kyrie's better" in response to the chants in Boston.
The "Kyrie's Better" chants reference to how the Celtics signed Kemba Walker
after Irving left for the Nets.
New York Knicks
The Knicks–Nets rivalry has historically been a geographical one, with the Knicks playing in Madison Square Garden
in the New York City borough of Manhattan
, while the Nets played in the suburban area of Long Island
and in New Jersey
, and since 2012 have been playing at Barclays Center
. Media outlets have noted the Knicks–Nets rivalry's similarity to those of other New York City teams, such as the Major League Baseball
(MLB) Subway Series rivalry
between the American League
(AL)'s New York Yankees
and the National League
(NL)'s New York Mets
, and the National Football League
between the National Football Conference
(NFC)'s New York Giants
and the American Football Conference
(AFC)'s New York Jets
, the result of the boroughs' proximity through the New York City subway
. Historically, the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn competed via the Dodgers–Giants rivalry
, when the two teams were the Brooklyn Dodgers
and the New York Giants
. Like the Knicks and Nets, the Giants and Dodgers played in Manhattan and Brooklyn, respectively, and were fierce intraleague rivals.
between the New York Islanders
and New York Rangers
of the National Hockey League
has also taken on a similar dimension since the Islanders moved to Barclays Center in 2015.
Due to the Knicks being located in Manhattan and the Nets being located in Brooklyn, some media outlets have dubbed this rivalry "Clash of the Boroughs".
A rivalry with the Toronto Raptors
began in 2004, after Raptors guard/forward Vince Carter
was traded to the New Jersey Nets.
However, the two teams did not meet in the playoffs until 2007
, when the Nets defeated the Raptors in the first round series, 4 games to 2, after a go-ahead shot by Richard Jefferson
with 8 seconds left in Game 6 led to a 98–97 victory. Seven years later
, the teams met again in the first round, and the series went to seven games, with a game-winning block by Paul Pierce
, giving the Nets the 104–103 victory.
The series was noted for controversy when Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri
made derogatory remarks towards Brooklyn at a fan rally outside Maple Leaf Square
before Game 1. Ujiri later apologized at halftime.
The Raptors and Nets faced each other in the 2020 NBA playoffs
in the first round, with Toronto winning the series four games to none.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, W–L% = Winning percentage
Upon debuting in the ABA in 1967, the New Jersey Americans wore white and red uniforms. The white uniforms contained red, blue and white stripes, with the team name and numerals in red with blue trim. The red uniforms mirror the striping configurations of the white uniforms while the city name and numerals were in blue with white trim.
New York Nets
Moving to Long Island as the New York Nets, they kept the original Americans template except for the location and team name. The white uniforms featured a script "Nets" lettering with a tail accent below, while the red uniforms featured "New York" in block letters (similar to the New York Knicks). Over the years, the letters and stripes would endure a few adjustments.
The Nets changed uniforms upon moving to Nassau Coliseum. The white uniforms featured a thick blue stripe with white stars on the left, along with a red stripe and white outline. The team name is written in red block letters. The blue uniforms, which featured "New York" in white block letters, mirrored that of the white uniforms.
New Jersey Nets
The Nets carried the "Stars and Stripes" uniform to New Jersey in 1977. The white uniform remained the same but the blue uniform read "Nets" in front. The blue uniform later added "New Jersey" in white block letters inside the red stripe.
Upon moving to the Meadowlands in 1981, the Nets briefly changed their uniform set. The white uniform brought back the "Nets" script from the original New York Nets uniforms, but the color scheme became blue with red trim. The blue uniform featured "New Jersey" stacked together in a similar script style, and the letters were colored in red with white trim.
The Nets underwent a visual rebrand before the 1990–91 season. The white uniform featured a more futuristic "Nets" script in red with white and blue trim, while adding red and blue stripes. Initially, the Nets wore white and light blue gradient road uniforms that had a tie-dye
effect, but switched to a solid blue uniform after only one season. Both blue uniforms featured the same "Nets" script in red with blue and white trim along with red and white stripes.
The Nets updated their visual identity prior to the 1997–98 season, going with a deeper red and navy scheme with silver accents. The white uniform, which remained virtually unchanged throughout its history, featured the team name in navy with silver and red trim. The navy uniform featured the city name in silver with navy and red trim. The dark grey alternate uniform, used until 2006, initially went with the city name in navy with white and red trim, but reversed the color scheme to white with red and navy trim after only two seasons. This uniform was the only one to feature the "NJ" alternate logo on the neckline. The red alternate uniform, which replaced the grey alternate and became the primary dark uniform in 2009, featured the team name in white with navy and silver trim. All uniforms featured thick navy stripes with silver-outlined diamonds.
Upon moving to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets went with a simple black and white uniform design, with "Brooklyn" in front of both the white and black uniforms. They also wore three different alternate uniforms. A grey-sleeved alternate with "Brooklyn" in Dodger blue
, was first used in 2013 as a visual recall to the Brooklyn Dodgers
. A white-sleeved alternate with the team name in black, featured the same "Stars and Stripes" look from the 1970s. A dark grey sleeveless alternate, meant to recall the 1980s New Jersey Nets uniforms, featured the team name in white and the city name in white written inside a black stripe.
With the switch from Adidas
, the Nets kept most aspects of their visual identity intact. The white uniform became the "Association" uniform while the black uniform became the "Icon" uniform. The Nets have had two different versions of the "Statement" uniform. The first set, with "BKLYN" in white, was in dark grey and featured the same stars and stripes look from the 1970s. The uniform was updated in 2019 to a lighter grey base and black/dark grey stripes, with "BKLYN" written in graffiti
style designed by Eric Haze.
The Nets also employed a fourth uniform option: the "City" uniform. The 2017–18 black "City" uniform featured the full team name spelled in white along with grey accents inspired from the Brooklyn Bridge
. The following season, it was replaced with a black uniform featuring stylized Brooklyn camo patterns as a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.
. For 2019–20, the Nets wore white versions of the "Biggie" uniforms, but with Haze-designed "BED-STUY" graffiti lettering in front (a reference to Bedford–Stuyvesant
where The Notorious B.I.G. grew up). The 2020–21 "City" uniform, which honors Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
, is predominantly black and features "BKLYN NETS" written in Basquiat's style along with multi-colored striping.
A fifth uniform option, the "Earned" uniform, is released occasionally and is exclusive only to the teams who qualified in the NBA playoffs
the previous year. The Nets, by virtue of qualifying in the 2020 NBA playoffs
, were given an "Earned" uniform. The design featured the herringbone parquet
style of the Barclays Center court in shades of black and grey, with Helvetica
lettering inspired from the signs found at the New York City Subway
Cover to BrooklyKnight #1
, distributed at the Brooklyn Nets home opener. Art by Mike Deodato
of the New Jersey Nets was Sly the Silver Fox, who debuted on October 31, 1997 as part of the rebranding of the Nets for the 1997–98 season
Prior to that, the Nets' mascot was an anthropomorphic dragon named Duncan the Dragon.
After the Nets' move to Brooklyn, the team introduced a new superhero
mascot named BrooklyKnight (a pun on the demonym
"Brooklynite") on November 3, 2012. In his first appearance, he was lowered from the ceiling of Barclays Center
amid sparks and fanfare and introduced by Nets public address announcer David Diamante
: "Here to defend Brooklyn, he's the BrooklyKnight." The mascot was co-created by Marvel Entertainment
, a sister company to NBA broadcasters ABC
. The character also starred in 32-page comic book
published by Marvel titled BrooklyKnight #1
, written by Jason Aaron
with art by Mike Deodato
After the Nets' second season in Brooklyn, the BrooklyKnight mascot was retired.
On November 3, 2012, the Nets introduced a new team anthem titled "Brooklyn: Something To Lean On", written and recorded by Brooklyn-born musician John Forté
The song is notable for its refrain, which features the "Brooklyn" chant that has been popular with fans in the Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Brigade
is a group of fans who are known for their loud chants and passionate attitude towards the Nets. The group was founded in November 2012 by Nets fan—and Brooklyn native—Udong "Bobby" Edemeka.
That year the Nets were beginning their first season since making the transition to the Barclays Center from the Prudential Center (where they had played from 2010 to 2012). Edemeka attended a few early season games of the new Brooklyn team. At the time, the Nets were seen as an expansion team by the league and fans alike. Edemeka noticed that the team lacked a solid fan base in their new home, and decided to purchase tickets for a small group of roughly 20 fans who he noticed were regular followers of the team on the SB Nation
online blog, NetsDaily.
The Brigade—at this time—was not relegated to Section 114.
Instead, Edemeka would purchase tickets in whichever section he could, which often included nosebleed seats
. The Brigade initially did not get much recognition from the Nets. Edemeka met with the CEO Irina Pavlova (of the ONEXIM Group), who was fond of the group's antics.
Although Pavlova was a supporter of the group, other members of the organization were resistant to showing support for the Brigade. During the 2014-2015 NBA season, however, the Brooklyn Nets organization began assigning seats to the Brigade in Section 114 of the Barclays Center. This section is adjacent to the press booth and gave the Brooklyn Brigade exposure on a regional level and then eventually on a national level.
During the Eastern Conference semi-finals in 2014, while the Nets battled the Miami Heat
, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO, Brett Yomark, noticed the effect that the Brigade had on the arena, and he started to visit Section 114 distributing Nets' apparel. In 2016, the Nets hired Sean Marks
as their general manager, who became an immediate supporter of the group.
During the 2018-2019 season, the Nets reserved section 114 for passionate fans, and called it "The BK Block."
Although the Brigade is an independent fan group of the Nets, The Block
comprises mostly Brigade members.
On September 18, 2019, Joseph Tsai
, the executive vice chairman of the Alibaba Group
, completed the acquisition of full ownership of the Brooklyn Nets. With the closing of the transaction, Tsai became NBA Governor of the Nets and its affiliates.
Additionally, former Turner Broadcasting
president David Levy was named CEO of the Nets and Barclays Center.
On November 12, the Nets and Barclays Center announced that David Levy would step down from the CEO position he had assumed less than two months before. Oliver Weisberg, president of Tsai's holding company J Tsai Sports, assumed an interim CEO role.
The original owner of the Nets franchise was trucking magnate Arthur J. Brown, who founded the team in 1967. The next year, Brown sold the team for $1.1 million to entrepreneur Roy Boe
Due to financial losses suffered while the team was on Long Island, Boe moved the team back to New Jersey in 1977 and sold the team a year later to a group of seven local businessmen led by Alan N. Cohen
and Joseph Taub, who became known as the "Secaucus
After a lengthy ownership of the franchise and numerous unsuccessful attempts to improve the financial situation of the team, the "Secaucus Seven" finally sold the team in 1998 to a group of local real estate developers led by Raymond Chambers
and Lewis Katz
who called themselves the "Community Youth Organization" and wanted to move the team to Newark, New Jersey
. The next year the group signed an agreement with New York Yankees
owner George Steinbrenner
to form YankeeNets
, a holding company that owned the two teams, and later also the New Jersey Devils
, and increase leverage in future broadcast contracts by negotiating together. After receiving offers from several broadcast partners, including Cablevision
, which held their rights at that time, YankeeNets decided to launch its own regional sports television called the YES Network
YankeeNets failed in its attempts to secure a deal with Newark to construct a new arena in the city. By that point in time, tensions between the management of the Yankees, Nets, and the Devils had cause a rift between them, and a decision was made to split the group.
With their plan to move the Nets dead, the Community Youth Organization placed the team up for sale. After a short bidding process, the group secured a deal in 2004 with real estate developer Bruce Ratner
to buy the team for $300 million, defeating a similar offer by Charles Kushner
and Senator Jon Corzine
of New Jersey. Ratner had purchased the team with the intent of moving it to a new arena in Brooklyn
, which was to be a centerpiece of the large-scale Atlantic Yards
owned a small minority stake in the Nets from 2003 until 2013. Jay-Z was a leader in the marketing for the team and helped encourage their move from New Jersey to the Barclays Center
in Brooklyn, in which he also held a stake. He relinquished his stake after registering as a sports agent with his new agency Roc Nation Sports
, to avert any potential conflicts of interest.
His shares were eventually sold to singer, rapper, actor and entrepreneur Will Pan
, making Pan the first American of Taiwanese descent to own a U.S. professional sports franchise.
On September 24, 2009, Mikhail Prokhorov
, Russia's third-richest man according to Forbes
, confirmed his intention to become majority owner of the Nets. Prokhorov sent an offer to the team owners requesting that the controlling shares of the basketball club be sold to his company, Onexim, for a symbolic price. In return, Prokhorov funded a loan of $700 million for the construction of Barclays Center, and attracted additional funds from Western banks. Prokhorov stated that he initiated the deal to help push Russian basketball to a new level of development.
On May 11, 2010, following approval from the other owners of NBA teams, Prokhorov had become the principal owner of the Nets.
In late 2017, Prokhorov agreed to sell a 49% stake in the team to Joseph Tsai, with an option for Tsai to become the majority owner.
The option was exercised in August 2019, with Tsai also buying the Nets' arena, the Barclays Center
, from Prokhorov for nearly $1 billion in a separate deal. The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale to Tsai on September 18, 2019.
The Nets' practice facility and headquarters for the team's basketball operations are located at the Hospital for Special Surgery
Training Center in the Industry City
complex in the Sunset Park
neighborhood of Brooklyn. The facility opened on February 17, 2016, and is built on the roof of an empty warehouse in the complex, occupying 70,000 square feet of space in total. The renovation project cost roughly $50 million.
The opening of the training center completed the Nets' move to Brooklyn.
The team's previous practice facility was at the 65,000-square-foot PNY
Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which opened in 1998.
Prior to that, the team practiced at the APA Recreation Center in North Bergen, New Jersey
, sharing their lockers and practice courts with truck drivers
who used the facility.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
in November 2012, PNY Center suffered a power outage and extensive water damage due to flooding, and for several months, the team used the smaller training spaces and practice courts inside the Barclays Center instead.
Players and coaches
Retained draft rights
The Nets hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA. A drafted player, either an international draftee or a college draftee who is not signed by the team that drafted him, is allowed to sign with any non-NBA team. In this case, the team retains the player's draft rights in the NBA until one year after the player's contract with the non-NBA team ends.
This list includes draft rights that were acquired from trades with other teams.
Bold denotes still active with the team. Italics denotes still active, but not with the team. "Name*" includes combined statistics for the team from both the ABA and NBA.
Points scored (regular season) as of the end of the 2020–21 season
- Brook Lopez (10,444)
- Buck Williams (10,440)
- Vince Carter (8,834)
- Richard Jefferson (8,507)
- Jason Kidd (7,373)
- John Williamson* (7,202)
- Julius Erving* (7,104)
- Kerry Kittles (7,096)
- Derrick Coleman (6,930)
- Chris Morris (6,762)
- Mike Gminski (6,415)
- Billy Paultz* (6,297)
- Bill Melchionni* (6,230)
- Otis Birdsong (5,968)
- Keith Van Horn (5,700)
- Albert King (5,595)
- Kendall Gill (4,932)
- Darwin Cook (4,699)
- Kenny Anderson (4,655)
- Deron Williams (4,609)
Other statistics (regular season) as of the end of the 2020–21 season
New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets retired numbers hanging prior to the NBA pre-season game between the Nets and the New York Knicks
in October 2018
Brooklyn Nets retired numbers
Basketball Hall of Fame
- ^ Also served as head coach of the team in 2013–2014.
- ^ Daly was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice—as coach and as a member of the 1992 Olympic team.
FIBA Hall of Fame
Daly was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame twice—as coach and as a member of the 1992 Olympic team
NBA All-Star Weekend
NBA D-League/G League affiliation The Nets signed an agreement with the Springfield Armor
to become its exclusive NBA Development League
affiliate starting in the 2011–12 season. This made the Nets the second team to opt for a D-League "hybrid affiliation", the first being the Houston Rockets
with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers
. Springfield ownership maintained control over business, marketing, and day-to-day operations, with the Nets having control over coaching and player decisions. This hybrid model was well received by GMs and owners.
However, after three seasons, the Pistons purchased the Armor from its former owners, and moved and renamed the team the Grand Rapids Drive
On November 6, 2015, the Nets announced that they had purchased a new D-League team to be called the Long Island Nets
. The team played their home games during the 2016–17 season at the Barclays Center and then at the Nassau Coliseum
in Uniondale, New York
after renovations were complete for the 2017–18 season. The Long Island Nets became the twelfth D-League team to be owned by an NBA team.
The television home of the Nets is currently the YES Network
, which the team helped create while they were under the corporate umbrella of YankeeNets LLC
, a merger of business operations between the Nets and the New York Yankees
. After the dissolution of YankeeNets and Bruce Ratner's purchase of the team, YES signed a long-term deal to keep broadcasting Nets games. The sale to the Ratner group did not include the percentage of YES that was previously owned by the Nets, which remains with the pre-merger Nets owners. Prior to that, the Nets' TV home was Fox Sports Net New York
and SportsChannel New York
The team's local broadcast partner is WWOR-TV
, and games have aired on WLNY-TV
in the past as well.
In the club's early ABA years, some Sunday road games were televised in a package carried by WPIX
. The team's later ABA tenure featured more frequent road telecasts on their current broadcast partner, WWOR-TV. Known then as WOR-TV, it continued airing road games for a time once the team joined the NBA in 1976.
has been the sole television play-by-play announcer for the Nets since the departure of Marv Albert
in 2011. Eagle became the lead television voice for the team in 1995 after serving as the team's radio voice for one year, while Albert joined the Nets following his firing by MSG Network
in 2005 after four decades as the lead voice of the New York Knicks
. When Albert joined the broadcast team, he became the lead broadcaster with Eagle as his substitute; beginning in the 2009–10 season, due to Albert's advancing age and his other commitments, Eagle once again assumed the lead play-by-play spot. Ryan Ruocco
substitutes for Eagle during the latter's CBS NFL and NCAA commitments.
is the Nets' current radio flagship, the station having assumed radio rights from WOR
following the 2003–04 season. Chris Carrino
and Tim Capstraw
comprise the broadcast team, Carrino on play-by-play and Capstraw as the analyst. The games air on other Entercom
-operated stations, such as WCBS (AM)
, when there are programming conflicts on WFAN.
Other broadcasters who have worked for the Nets include Howard David
, Bob Papa
, Bill Raftery
, Kelly Tripucka
, Albert King
, Mike O'Koren, Spencer Ross
, Mel Proctor
, Joe Tait
, John Sterling
, John Minko
and Mark Jackson
Nets games have also aired on WNEW
in the past.
During the club's ABA years, announcers included Marty Glickman
, Marv Albert's brothers Al Albert
and Steve Albert
, baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson
, Bob Goldsholl, as well as Sterling and Vince DiTomasso. The latter two joined the club's move into the NBA.
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