Under the management of Sean Marks, and Kenny Atkinson coaching, the Nets will be looking to make a fresh start this season. Currently trailing behind in the Eastern Conference NBA standings the Brooklyn Nets upcoming season won't be easy, but you can be sure that their games are going to be hard-fought affairs. With StubHub giving you to grab Brooklyn Nets tickets, don't miss out on witnessing some of their most exciting games, especially with basketball standing as such a fast-paced and exciting sport.
Brooklyn Nets' top players
While all eyes are on Brook Lopez's undecided future with the team, there's little doubt that the player has proved time and time again to be Brooklyn Nets' ace in the hole, and the player has more than made his feelings clear at how happy he is with the Brooklyn Nets. That being said, money is a great motivator and many of the other teams have been making offers for the player. Another player to keep an eye on during their matches comes in the form of Jeremy Lin, whose work with the team puts him squarely alongside Brook Lopez, while the young superstar Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is currently keeping the Brooklyn Nets afloat, an on-off season saw to Hollis-Jefferson's rocky period, making this upcoming season more likely to see the player in his element.
Brooklyn Nets history
Originally going as the New Jersey Americans back in '67, the team actually stands as a founding member of the American Basketball Association. Of course, as can be surmised from the name, the team were originally based in New Jersey, and have actually spent most of their history there. The team changed to the "Nets" early on, during a stint in New York, and was actually a play on the fact that "Nets" rhymes with a number of other New York-based teams such as the New York Jets and the New York Mets, before returning to New Jersey, keeping their Nets namesake! Their final season in New Jersey took place in 2012, and considering that the Nets' following aren't wholly based on location, the long history of basketball in both Brooklyn and New York and Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z partly owning the team, the Nets' move to Brooklyn was a mostly celebrated event.
During the late '80s and '90s, the Nets experienced a rise and fall in performance. Signing eventual Hall-of-Famer Drazen Petrovic from the Portland Trail Blazers. Having made a name for himself in the European leagues, Petrovic's time with the Trail Blazers left much to be desired, leaving many Nets fans irked when he signed with the Nets. Those worries were soon put to rest with Petrovic becoming the league’s best outside shooter, hitting 44.4 and 44.9 percent of his 3-point shots in consecutive seasons. Sadly, he was killed in a car accident in Europe, at the height of his career.