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The Brooklyn Nets are a team in the National Basketball Association in the New York City community of Brooklyn. They moved into their current home arena, Barclays Center, for the 2012–13 season.

The team was founded as the New Jersey Americans in 1967, and played in the American Basketball Association (ABA). After one season in that state, they moved to Long Island, becoming the New York Nets. In 1976, the Nets were one of four ABA teams that joined the NBA, and returned to New Jersey a year later, becoming the New Jersey Nets. After their return to New Jersey, they played on the campus of Rutgers University. In 1981, they moved to East Rutherford, closer to New York City. In 2010, they moved to Newark, and played there until their new Brooklyn arena was built. Once they moved to Brooklyn, they became the Brooklyn Nets.

Home arenas

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The Prudential Center is where the Nets played from 2010 to 2012
  • Teaneck Armory (1967–1968)
  • Long Island Arena (1968–1969)
  • Island Garden (1969–1971)
  • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (1971–1977)
  • Louis Brown Athletic Center|Rutgers Athletic Center (1977–1981)
  • Izod Center|Brendan T. Byrne Arena/Continental Airlines Arena/Izod Center (1981–2011)
  • Prudential Center (2010-2012)
  • Barclays Center (2012–present)

High points

Individual awards

NBA Rookie of the Year

  • Buck Williams – 1982
  • Derrick Coleman – 1991

NBA Executive of the Year

  • Rod Thorn – 2002

All-NBA First Team

  • Jason Kidd – 2002, 2004

All-NBA Second Team

  • Buck Williams – 1983
  • Jason Kidd – 2003

All-NBA Third Team

  • Dražen Petrović – 1993
  • Derrick Coleman – 1993, 1994
  • Stephon Marbury – 2000

NBA All-Defensive First Team

  • Jason Kidd – 2002, 2006

NBA All-Defensive Second Team

  • Buck Williams – 1988
  • Jason Kidd – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007

NBA All-Rookie Team

  • Bernard King – 1978
  • Buck Williams – 1982
  • Derrick Coleman 1991
  • Keith Van Horn – 1998
  • Kenyon Martin – 2001
  • Brook Lopez – 2009

NBA All-Rookie Team|NBA Rookie Second Team

  • Chris Morris – 1989
  • Kerry Kittles – 1997
  • Richard Jefferson – 2002
  • Nenad Krstic – 2004
  • Marcus Williams – 2007

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