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New Jersey Nets: Jay-Z, ABA-NBA Merger, 2002 NBA Finals, New Jersey Nets Draft History, Atlantic Yards, Barclays Center, 2003 NBA Final

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Published August 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781157505259
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38 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Jay-Z, ABA-NBA merger, 2002 NBA Finals, New Jersey Nets draft history, Atlantic Yards, BarclaysMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Jay-Z, ABA-NBA merger, 2002 NBA Finals, New Jersey Nets draft history, Atlantic Yards, Barclays Center, 2003 NBA Finals, Avery Johnson, List of New Jersey Nets seasons, New Jersey Nets all-time roster, Yankee Global Enterprises, Teaneck Armory, Roy Boe, Rick Zolzer, Nets Magazine. Excerpt: The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association that plays in the Eastern Conferences Atlantic Division. The team plays in the Prudential Center in Newark. They plan to relocate to the borough of Brooklyn in New York City beginning in the 2012-2013 season once a new arena there is completed. The franchise was established in 1967 as a founding member of the American Basketball Association, with trucking magnate Arthur Brown as the owner. Brown had operated several AAU teams in and around New York City, and was viewed as an ideal pick to run the nascent leagues New York franchise. The team was named the New York Americans, and Brown intended for it to play at the 69th Regiment Armory on Manhattans east side, but pressure from the New York Knicks forced the Armory to back out three months before opening day. Brown found it difficult to find a suitable replacement venue in New York. Some were booked solid, and others had owners who didnt want to anger the Knicks by opening their doors to a rival team. Since the team was scrambling for a venue with opening day approaching, it finally settled on the Armory in Teaneck, New Jersey, and changed its team name to the New Jersey Americans, though its franchise name remained the New York Americans. This occasion would not be the last time the Knicks directly altered the franchises future. The Americans played fairly well in their first season, tying the Kentucky Colonels for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Division. However, the Armory wa...