The club was established in 1967 as the New Jersey Americans. after the first relocation to Long Island, New York they changed their name to the New York Nets. During these years they managed to won two ABA championships along with three other teams (San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Denver Nuggets). They moved back to New Jersey in 1977 and until 2012 they managed to reach two consecutive NBA finals with the lead of their star point guard, Jason Kidd. In the summer of 2012, they moved to their current home court, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, and changed once more their name to Brooklyn nets.
As part of the eastern conference, even though the team had numerous big names like Kevin “the big-ticket” Garnett, Paul “The Truth” Pierce, Vince “Air Canada” Carter, Julius “Dr.J” Erving (the face of the franchise during his career) they did not manage to win a championship.
Since 2012 the Barclays Center gives home for the team of Brookly Nets and New York Liberty (Women’s nBA). The arena is part of a $4.9 billion future residential complex known as Pacific park. The stadium can host 17,732 basketball viewers, 15,795 Ice hockey fans and on average 16,000 people depending on how it is build up for different occasions.