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Brooklyn Nets Fast Facts
- Conference & Division
- Eastern Conference, Atlantic Division
- Kenny Atkinson
- Home Arena
- Barclays Center
- Arena Capacity
- New York Kicks
2016 Brooklyn Nets Schedule
The Brooklyn Nets are ready to turn themselves into contenders in the Eastern Conference! Be there at the Barclays Center this season to catch all the Nets action! Check out the Nets' 2016 schedule, find your seats, and get your Nets tickets today!
The Brooklyn Nets were founded in 1967 -- but not as an NBA team. The New Jersey Americans were a member of the American Basketball Association (ABA), and were founded in 1967. Since then, the Nets have gone through various franchise changes, being known as the New York Nets in the ABA up until 1976, before joining the NBA as the New York Nets for one season, and then becoming the New Jersey Nets in 1977. In 2012, the Nets moved once again from New Jersey, and this time settled in Brooklyn as the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets have never been crowned NBA champions, but captured two ABA championships (1974, 1976) prior to joining the NBA. The Nets had back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003, but lost to two teams in the middle of dynasty-esque runs -- the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. Since then, the Nets haven't made it past the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is intent on changing that -- sooner rather than later.
Now in Brooklyn, the Nets' rivalry with the New York Knicks is as real as ever, as the two New York-based teams compete to be top dogs of the Big Apple. Though the Knicks may receive more attention -- especially now with Phil Jackson at the helm -- the Nets have had more recent success than the Knicks, and also play in the brand new Barclay's Center, an arena nice enough to rival Madison Square Garden.
Brooklyn has plenty to offer -- including the Nets! Check out the Nets' schedule and buy your Nets tickets here at Ticket Liquidator!
New York Sports
Though the Brooklyn Nets are the newest team to join the New York sports world, they aren't the only team in town. The New York Yankees and New York Mets are beloved in New York, and both had new stadiums open in 2009! Once baseball season ends in October, New York fans become immersed with football season -- and the New York Jets and New York Giants share a home at the gorgeous new MetLife Stadium. The coolest sport on earth, hockey, is also popular in New York, and New Yorkers' loyalty is split between three teams -- the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, and New York Islanders. The Big Apple has it all -- so get out to one of New York's famous arenas or stadiums this season!