New Jersey Nets Tickets
The Nets, a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA), are based at East Rutherford, NJ. Since 1981, their home arena has been the Continental Airlines Arena, then known as the Brendan Byrne Arena. The Nets – Through The ABA Years
Arthur Brown – the trucking magnate – established a franchise in 1967 as part of the American Basketball Association (ABA). Intending to call the team the New York Freighters with base at Manhattan’s East End, under pressure from the New York Knicks he was forced to change the name to New Jersey Americans, and move base to Teaneck, New Jersey.
The following season, it changed the name to New York Nets, its base to Long Island, New York. They finished last in their first New York season (1968). In 1972, they advanced to their first ABA final, but lost to Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2. They however won their first ABA final, beating the Utah Stars, in 1974, and followed the victory up with another in 1976 by beating the Denver Nuggets. The Move To NBA
When the ABA merged with the NBA in the summer of 1968, the New York Nets joined the NBA on the payment of $3 million. In addition, the New York Knicks forced the Nets to pay them $4.8 million for ‘invading’ their NBA territory. This put the Nets under severe financial pressure.
The New York Nets changed its name to New Jersey Nets, and moved base back to New Jersey, just prior to the 1977-78 seasons. In 1981, they moved to Brendan Byrne Arena – now the Continental Airlines Arena.
In the 2005-2006 seasons, the Nets started slow but eventually surged to the top of the Atlantic division. Though after this, they fell back to their usual mediocre play, in the later part of March, they won their next 14 games in a row – the longest that season in the NBA, and equaling the franchise record set in 2004.
In the first round of the 2006 NBA play-offs, the Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers, though they lost the next round to the Miami Heat. The Nets ended the 2005-2006 seasons with a 49-33 win-loss record.
The Nets have honored a select number of their greats by retiring their jersey numbers permanently. These are:
No. 3 - Dražen Petroviæ (1990-93) The Tickets
No. 4 - Wendell Ladner (1974-75)
No. 23 - John Williamson (1973-80)
No. 25 - Bill Melchionni (1969-76)
No. 32 - Julius Erving (1973-76)
No. 52 - Buck Williams (1981-89)
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