About Brooklyn Nets
The franchise came to life in 1967 as a member of ABA (NBA’s rival league of a time) under the name of New Jersey Americans, after a year they became New York Nets and in 1976 when the ABA and NBA merged Nets became part of the NBA and a year later they transformed to New Jersey Nets and stayed under the same name until 2012 and move to Brooklyn and their new arena.
The Nets won two ABA championships and have been to two NBA finals but they are still looking for that elusive NBA championship. They are members of Atlantic Division in Eastern Conference which they share with one of their divisional rivals New York Knicks who they had a fierce rivalry due to geographical location. The team’s colours are black and white and they don’t have an official mascot.
Lionel Hopkins has been the team’s coach since 2014, he won NBA championship as a player in 1977 with the Trail Blazers and had his jersey no 14 retired by them too.
The team’s main stream of points go through the center, Brook Lopez who has played for the team since 2008 when he was drafted in first round out of Stanford. He’s been selected to NBA All-Star game in 2013 among few other honours. He’s not the strongest in rebounding game but he remains an important piece on defensive side of action leading the team with blocks.
He is supported by Thaddeus Young, a power forward who was drafted to the Nets in 2015, since then he established himself as the team’s leading rebounder, leading in steals and being another important contributor to the offense.
Joe Johnson provides plenty of experience and wisdom to the team, playing as a small forward/shooting guard he can deliver the last seconds, game winning shots. He has been chosen to NBA All-Star game seven times during his career including one nomination as the Nets player that he joined in 2012. He was also part of American basketball team that won bronze medal in 2006 in Japan FIBA Championship.
The starting five complete, point guard Jarrett Jack very experienced playmaker who’s going to assist his teammates in scoring and Bojan Bogdanovic, Croatian small guard/shooting forward who has flashed plenty of potential that earned him nomination to NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2015.