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Today’s Topic: All-Time Best Nets
On this date in 1967, The New Jersey Americans, a new ABA franchise sold to Arthur Brown, played its first game.
In the 1968-69 season, the Americans became the New York Nets — a name the team would keep throughout its ABA days and when it joined the NBA before the 1976-77 season. In 1977-78, they moved to New Jersey and became the New Jersey Nets, a name the franchise would keep until it moved, again, in 2012-13 to Brooklyn and became the Brooklyn Nets.
The franchise has a championship history, having won ABA titles in 1974 and ’76, and made back-to-back NBA Finals in the early 2000s (2002, ’03) as well.
To honor the Nets franchise, we take this Throwback Thursday to look back at the best players to ever suit up for the team.
(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)
Who’s your favorite player in the history of the Nets? Leave your comments below!