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The Brooklyn Nets are a National Basketball Association team in Brooklyn, New York. The franchise was founded in 1967-68 in the American Basketball Association, originally playing as the New Jersey Americans. The team became the New York Nets in 1968-69 and joined the National Basketball Association in 1976-77. The team became the New Jersey Nets in 1977-78 and finally the Brooklyn Nets in 2012-13.

Historical Overview

Name League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
Brooklyn Nets National Basketball Association Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York 2012-13
New Jersey Nets Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey 2010-11 2011-12
Meadowlands Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey 1981-82 2009-10
Rutgers Athletic Center Piscataway, New Jersey 1977-78 1980-81
New York Nets NYCB LIVE East Garden City, New York 1976-77 1976-77
American Basketball Association 1971-72 1975-76
Island Garden (1957) Garden City South, New York 1969-70 1971-72
Long Island Arena Commack, New York 1968-69 1968-69
New Jersey Americans Soccer Coliseum at Teaneck Armory Teaneck, New Jersey 1967-68 1967-68
New Jersey Freighters 1967-68 DNP
New York Freighters None secured Manhattan, New York 1967-68 DNP

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Seasons and Venues

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
National Basketball Association
2012-13 49 33 5 2nd in Atlantic Division
4th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Chicago Bulls 4-3 (best-of-seven) Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York (41 regular season games + four postseason games)
2013-14 44 38 4 2nd in Atlantic Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated Toronto Raptors 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Miami HEAT 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York (41 regular season games + five postseason games)
2014-15 38 44 11 3rd in Atlantic Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Atlanta Hawks 4-2 (best-of-seven) Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2015-16 21 61 35 4th in Atlantic Division
14th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York (41 regular season games)
2016-17 20 62 33 5th in Atlantic Division
15th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York (41 regular season games)
2017-18 28 54 31 5th in Atlantic Division
12th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York (39 regular season games)
Arena Ciudad de México, Azcapotzalco, Ciudad de México (two regular season games)
2018-19 42 40 16 4th in Atlantic Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 (best-of-seven) Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2019-20 35 37 18 4th in Atlantic Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Toronto Raptors 4-0 (best-of-seven) Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York (32 regular season games)
The Field House, County of Osceola, Florida (two regular season games + two postseason games)
AdventHealth Arena, County of Osceola, Florida (two regular season games)