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The BROOKLYN NETS are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City
New York City
borough of Brooklyn
. The Nets compete in the National Basketball
Association (NBA) as a member club 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 are the New York Knicks . The team 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 moving to Long Island 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
San Antonio Spurs
, Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
, all of whom remain in the league today).

In 1977, the team returned to New Jersey and played as the NEW JERSEY NETS from 1977 to 2012. During this time, the Nets won two consecutive Eastern Conference championships (in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons), but failed to win a league title. In the summer of 2012, the team moved to Barclays Center, and took its current geographic name.


* 1 History

* 2 Rivalries

* 2.1 Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
* 2.2 New York Knicks * 2.3 Toronto Raptors

* 3 Culture

* 3.1 Mascot * 3.2 Team anthem

* 4 Management

* 4.1 Ownership history

* 5 Season-by-season records

* 6 Facilities

* 6.1 Home arenas * 6.2 Practice facilities

* 7 Players and coaches

* 7.1 Current roster * 7.2 Retained draft rights * 7.3 Franchise leaders * 7.4 Retired numbers

* 7.5 Basketball
Hall of Famers

* 7.5.1 FIBA Hall of Famers

* 8 Individual awards

* 8.1 NBA Individual Awards * 8.2 ABA Individual Awards * 8.3 NBA All-Star Weekend

* 9 NBA D-League/G League affiliation

* 10 Media

* 10.1 Television * 10.2 Radio

* 11 References * 12 External links


Main article: History of the Brooklyn
Nets Further information: Brooklyn
Nets accomplishments and records

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
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. The team then moved back to New Jersey in 1977 and became the New Jersey Nets. During their time in that state, the Nets saw periods of losing and misfortune intermittent with several periods of success, which culminated in two consecutive NBA Finals
NBA Finals
appearances in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons by teams led by point guard Jason Kidd
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 Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
were once rivals of the Nets during the early 2000s because of their respective locations and their burgeoning stars. The Nets were led by Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
and Kenyon Martin, while the Celtics were experiencing newfound success behind Paul Pierce
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
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 with the Nets advancing to the NBA Finals, though New Jersey 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
Kris Humphries
. Rondo was suspended for two games in the aftermath, while Wallace and Kevin Garnett were fined. 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 between the Nets and the Celtics appeared significantly cooled off by the June 2013 blockbuster trade that dealt Celtics stars Garnett and Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
to the Nets in exchange for Wallace, Humphries, and others. This move was billed as a merger of the two Atlantic Division teams. 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 team now."


Main article: Knicks–Nets rivalry

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
Long Island
and in New Jersey , and since 2012 have been playing at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
. 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
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 (NFL) rivalry between the National Football Conference (NFC)'s New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC)'s New York Jets
New York Jets
, the result of the boroughs' proximity through the New York City
New York City
Subway . Historically, the boroughs of Manhattan
and Brooklyn
competed via the Dodgers–Giants rivalry
Dodgers–Giants rivalry
, when the two teams were known as 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 divisional rivals. The rivalry between the New York Islanders and New York Rangers
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 had begun in 2004, when then-Raptors guard/forward Vince Carter
Vince Carter
had been traded to the then- 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, 4–2, 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 two teams met again in the first round, and the series went to seven games, with a game-winning block by Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
, giving the Nets the 104–103 victory. The series was also noted for controversy when Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri
Masai Ujiri
made derogatory remarks towards Brooklyn
at a fan rally outside Maple Leaf Square in Toronto
before Game 1. Ujiri later apologized at halftime.



Cover to BrooklyKnight #1, distributed at the Brooklyn
Nets home opener. Art by Mike Deodato
Mike Deodato

The mascot 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 the Barclays Center amid sparks and fanfare and introduced by Nets PA 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 and ESPN
. The character also starred in 32-page comic book published by Marvel titled BrooklyKnight #1, written by Jason Aaron
Jason Aaron
with art by Mike Deodato
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
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 Nets' front office in 2016 included Mikhail Prokhorov (principal owner), Brett Yormark (CEO), Sean Marks (general manager), and Jeff Gewirtz (executive vice president, business Affairs "> Mikhail Prokhorov , a Russian billionaire and current owner of the Nets

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 control shareholding of the basketball club be sold to his company, Onexim, for a symbolic price. In return, Prokhorov funded a loan for the construction of a $700 million arena in Brooklyn
which was later named the 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 the NBA, Prokhorov had become a principal owner of the Nets.

In late 2017, there were multiple reports of an agreement for Prokhorov to sell a 49% stake in the team to Joseph Tsai , the executive vice president of the Alibaba Group , with an option for Tsai to become the majority owner.


Main article: List of Brooklyn
Nets seasons





Teaneck Armory
Teaneck Armory
Teaneck, New Jersey 1967–1968

Long Island
Long Island
Arena Commack, New York
Commack, New York

Island Garden West Hempstead, New York
West Hempstead, New York

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York 1972–1977

Rutgers Athletic Center
Rutgers Athletic Center
Piscataway, New Jersey 1977–1981

Brendan Byrne Arena (1981–2006), renamed Continental Airlines Arena (1996–2007), renamed Izod Center (2007–2010) East Rutherford, New Jersey 1981–2010

Prudential Center
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey 2010–2012

Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York


The Nets' practice facility and headquarters for the team's basketball operations are located at the HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY TRAINING CENTER (HSS 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
Hurricane Sandy
in November 2012, PNY Center suffered 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.


Main articles: Brooklyn
Nets all-time roster and List of Brooklyn Nets head coaches


Nets roster

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4.0 !F 7001130000000000000♠13 Acy, Quincy 7000200659999999999♠6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1990–10–06 Baylor

6.0 !C 7001310000000000000♠31 Allen, Jarrett 7000210820000000000♠6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 1998–04–21 Texas

4.0 !F 7001350000000000000♠35 Booker, Trevor 7000203200000000000♠6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1987–11–25 Clemson

4.0 !F 7000900000000000000♠9 Carroll, DeMarre 7000203200000000000♠6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1986–07–27 Missouri

2.5 !G/F 7001330000000000000♠33 Crabbe, Allen 7000198120000000000♠6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992–04–09 UC Berkeley

1.5 !G 7000800000000000000♠8 Dinwiddie, Spencer 7000198120000000000♠6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993–04–06 Colorado

1.5 !G 7001120000000000000♠12 Harris, Joe 7000198120000000000♠6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1991–09–07 Virginia

4.0 !F 7001240000000000000♠24 Hollis-Jefferson, Rondae 7000200659999999999♠6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1995–01–03 Arizona

1.5 !G 7000600000000000000♠6 Kilpatrick, Sean 7000193040000000000♠6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1990–01–06 Cincinnati

2.5 !G/F 7001220000000000000♠22 LeVert, Caris 7000200659999999999♠6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1994–08–25 Michigan

1.5 !G 7000700000000000000♠7 Lin, Jeremy 7000190500000000000♠6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–08–23 Harvard

6.0 !C 7001200000000000000♠20 Mozgov, Timofey 7000215899999999999♠7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1986–07–16 Russia

1.5 !G 5000000000000000000♠0 Ouattara, Yakuba (TW) 7000193040000000000♠6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1992–01–24 France

1.5 !G 7000100000000000000♠1 Russell, D\'Angelo 7000195580000000000♠6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996–02–23 Ohio State

1.5 !G 7001150000000000000♠15 Whitehead, Isaiah (GL) 7000193040000000000♠6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1995–03–08 Seton Hall

4.0 !F 7001210000000000000♠21 Wiley, Jacob (TW) 7000203200000000000♠6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 223 lb (101 kg) 1994–09–04 Eastern Washington

5.5 !F/C 7001440000000000000♠44 Zeller, Tyler 7000213360000000000♠7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1990–01–17 North Carolina

Head coach
Head coach

* Kenny Atkinson

Assistant coach(es)

* Bret Brielmaier * Chris Fleming * Jacque Vaughn
Jacque Vaughn
* Travon Bryant (assistant/player development) * Adam Harrington (player development) * Jordan Ott (advanced scout)

------------------------- Legend

* (C) Team captain * (DP) Unsigned draft pick * (FA) Free agent * (S) Suspended * (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate * (TW) Two-way affiliate player * Injured


Roster • Transactions Last transaction: 2017–10–14


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 isn't signed by the team that drafted him, is allowed to sign with any non-NBA teams. 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.


2017 2 57 Vezenkov, Sasha Sasha Vezenkov
Sasha Vezenkov
F Bulgaria
FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain )

2015 2 39 Vaulet, Juan Pablo Juan Pablo Vaulet F Argentina
Weber Bahía Estudiantes ( Argentina
) Acquired from the Charlotte Hornets

2014 2 59 Thames, Xavier Xavier Thames
Xavier Thames
G United States
United States
Bnei Herzliya (Israel ) Acquired from the Toronto Raptors


BOLD denotes still active with the team. Italics denotes still active, but not with the team. "Name*" includes points scored for the team while in the ABA. Points scored (regular season) (as of the end of the 2016–17 season)

* Brook Lopez (10,444) * Buck Williams (10,440) * Vince Carter
Vince Carter
(8,834) * Richard Jefferson (8,507) * Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
(7,373) * John Williamson * (7,202) * Julius Erving
Julius Erving
* (7,104) * Kerry Kittles (7,096) * Derrick Coleman
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) * Kenyon Martin
Kenyon Martin
(4,269) * Rick Barry * (4,252) * Joe Johnson (4,240) * Stephon Marbury
Stephon Marbury
(3,963) * Bernard King (3,901) * Brian Taylor * (3,804) * Dražen Petrović (3,798) * Devin Harris
Devin Harris
(3,747) * Darryl Dawkins
Darryl Dawkins
(3,687) * Walt Simon * (3,634)

Other Statistics (regular season) (as of the end of the 2016–17 season)



Buck Williams 23,100

Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd

Brook Lopez 18,118

Richard Jefferson 17,499

Kerry Kittles 16,686



Buck Williams 7,576

Billy Paultz * 4,544

Brook Lopez 4,004

Derrick Coleman
Derrick Coleman

Mike Gminski 3,671



Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd

Bill Melchionni * 3,044

Kenny Anderson 2,363

Deron Williams 2,078

Darwin Cook 1,970



Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd

Darwin Cook 875

Kerry Kittles 803

Chris Morris 784

Kendall Gill 652



Brook Lopez 972

George Johnson 863

Buck Williams 696

Mike Gminski 599

Derrick Coleman
Derrick Coleman


See also: List of National Basketball
Association retired jersey numbers



3 Dražen Petrović G 1990–1993 November 11, 1993

5 Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
G 2001–2008 October 17, 2013

23 John Williamson G 1973–1980 December 7, 1990

25 Bill Melchionni G 1969–1976 September 1976

32 Julius Erving
Julius Erving
F 1973–1976 April 3, 1987

52 Buck Williams F 1981–1989 April 11, 1999





24 Rick Barry 1 2 F 1970–1972 1987

1 Nate Archibald 1 G 1976–1977 1991

32 Julius Erving
Julius Erving
1 2 F 1973–1976 1993

21 Bob McAdoo C 1981 2000

3 Dražen Petrović G 1990–1993 2002

34 Mel Daniels 1 C 1976 2012

22 30 Bernard King F 1977–1979 1992–1993 2013

33 Alonzo Mourning C 2003–2004 2014

55 Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo
C 2002–2003 2015



Lou Carnesecca
Lou Carnesecca
1 2 Coach 1970–1973 1992

Chuck Daly
Chuck Daly
3 Coach 1992–1994 1994

— Larry Brown Coach 1981–1983 2002

John Calipari
John Calipari
Coach 1996–1999 2015


* 1 Played or coached for the team when they were known as New York Nets. * 2 Played or coached for the team during its time in ABA. * 3 In total, Daly was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice – as coach and as a member of the 1992 Olympic team .

FIBA Hall Of Famers




3 Dražen Petrović G 1991–1993 2007



NBA Rookie of the Year

* Buck Williams – 1982 * Derrick Coleman
Derrick Coleman
– 1991

NBA Executive of the Year

* Rod Thorn
Rod Thorn
– 2002

J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

* Wayne Ellington
Wayne Ellington
– 2016

All-NBA First Team
All-NBA First Team

* Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
– 2002, 2004

All-NBA Second Team
All-NBA Second Team

* Buck Williams – 1983 * Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
– 2003

All-NBA Third Team

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

NBA All-Defensive First Team

* Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
– 2002, 2006

NBA All-Defensive Second Team '

* Buck Williams – 1988 * Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
– 2003–2005, 2007

NBA All-Rookie First Team

* Bernard King – 1978 * Buck Williams – 1982 * Derrick Coleman
Derrick Coleman
– 1991 * Keith Van Horn – 1998 * Kenyon Martin
Kenyon Martin
– 2001 * Brook Lopez – 2009 * Mason Plumlee – 2014

NBA All-Rookie Second Team

* Chris Morris – 1989 * Kerry Kittles – 1997 * Richard Jefferson – 2002 * Nenad Krstić
Nenad Krstić
– 2004 * Marcus Williams – 2007 * MarShon Brooks – 2012 * Bojan Bogdanović
Bojan Bogdanović
– 2015


ABA Most Valuable Player Award

* Julius Erving
Julius Erving
– 1974–1976

ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player
ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player

* Julius Erving
Julius Erving
– 1974, 1976

ABA Rookie of the Year Award
ABA Rookie of the Year Award

* Brian Taylor – 1973

All-ABA Team
All-ABA Team
First Team '

* Rick Barry – 1971, 1972 * Bill Melchionni – 1972 * Julius Erving
Julius Erving
– 1974–1976

All-ABA Team
All-ABA Team
Second Team

* Brian Taylor – 1975

ABA All-Defensive Team

* Mike Gale – 1974 * Brian Taylor – 1975, 1976 * Julius Erving
Julius Erving
– 1976

ABA All-Rookie Team
ABA All-Rookie Team

* John Roche – 1972 * Jim Chones – 1973 * Brian Taylor – 1973 * Larry Kenon – 1974 * John Williamson – 1974 * Kim Hughes
Kim Hughes
– 1976


NBA All-Star Game

* Buck Williams – 1982, 1983, 1986 * Otis Birdsong – 1984 * Micheal Ray Richardson – 1985 * Kenny Anderson – 1994 * Derrick Coleman
Derrick Coleman
– 1994 * Jayson Williams – 1998 * Stephon Marbury
Stephon Marbury
– 2001 * Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
– 2002–2004, 2007, 2008 * Kenyon Martin
Kenyon Martin
– 2004 * Vince Carter
Vince Carter
– 2005–2007 * Devin Harris
Devin Harris
– 2009 * Deron Williams – 2012 * Brook Lopez – 2013 * Joe Johnson – 2014

NBA All-Star Game head coaches

* Byron Scott
Byron Scott
– 2002


The Nets signed an agreement with the Springfield Armor to become its exclusive NBA Development League
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
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
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
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.


See also: List of Brooklyn
Nets broadcasters

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
Fox Sports Net New York
and SportsChannel New York
SportsChannel New York

The team's local broadcast partner is WWOR-TV , and games have aired on WLNY-TV in the past as well.

The current flagship radio station of the Nets is WFAN
, which took over the radio rights to the Nets after losing their basketball contract with the Knicks (who moved to WEPN ). Prior to that, Nets games aired on WNEW , WMCA , WVNJ , WNBC , WQEW , and WOR .

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.


Ian Eagle has television duties for the Nets after 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. As of the 2011–12 season, Eagle is the sole lead announcer after Albert decided to move to CBS Sports for both NFL and NCAA basketball , in addition to his work on the NBA on TNT . Ryan Ruocco substitutes for Eagle during the latter's CBS NFL and NCAA commitments.

Joining Eagle in the booth for 2013 are former NBA player and ex-Net Donny Marshall and longtime Nets analyst Jim Spanarkel . Marshall replaced Mike Fratello as the lead analyst following the 2012–13 season and Spanarkel shares duties with him as he has in the past with other announcers.


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.

Other broadcasters who have worked for the Nets include Howard David , Bob Papa , Bill Raftery
Bill Raftery
, Kelly Tripucka , Albert King , Mike O'Koren, Spencer Ross , Mel Proctor , Joe Tait
Joe Tait
, John Sterling , Mike DiTomasso , WFAN
update man John Minko and Mark Jackson .

Nets games have also aired on WNEW and WQEW in the past.

During the club's ABA years, announcers included Marty Glickman
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 DiTomasso. The latter two joined the club's move into the NBA.



* ^ Did not participate


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