The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a disappointing 2016-17 NBA season, posting a 20-62 record. The Nets have failed to make the NBA playoffs for two years in a row. The Nets are looking to get back to the 2018 NBA playoffs.
Founded in 1967, the Brooklyn Nets were originally known as the New Jersey Americans and New York Nets during their time in the ABA (American Basketball Association). In 1977, the Nets moved to back to New Jersey until 2012 when they moved to Brooklyn. The Nets play their home games in the beautiful Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. They compete in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference against teams like the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, and New York Knicks.
The Nets have won two ABA Championships (1964, 1976) however have not been able to win a NBA Championship to date. Over the years the Nets have had some great players come through their organization like Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Julius Irving, Alonzo Mourning, Bernard King, and Bob McAdoo. As a franchise, the team has retired the number of seven players including Wendell Ladner, Jason Kidd, and Buck Williams. D