History of the Nets: From Teaneck to Brooklyn (Sports) (Hardcover)
Relive the Ups and Downs of the Storied Saga of the Nomadic Nets
The Nets have led a wandering existence over five decades. The team has been known as the New Jersey Americans, the New York Nets, the New Jersey Nets and now the Brooklyn Nets while constantly relocating throughout the New York metropolitan area. Though often plagued by instability and futility, the franchise has celebrated seminal moments in the course of ABA and NBA history. Julius Erving's legendary play led the team to its first ABA title in 1974. The tragic death of European superstar Drazen Petrovic in 1993 is etched into basketball fans' hearts worldwide. Jason Kidd's iconic grit steered New Jersey to back to back Finals appearances in the early 2000s.
Author Rick Laughland charts the brutal lows and exuberant highs throughout the history of the Nets.