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« on: April 15, 2007, 09:35:06 PM »

Discuss the Nets chances this year.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 02:45:49 PM »

This is exactly why the Nets need to move to St. Louis of KC.  They are a far better and much more exciting team to watch when compared to the Knicks.    NO NETS POSTS???  They have VC!  C'mon New Yorkers, at least have a fallback.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 05:34:28 PM »

The New Jersey Nets have delivered a proposal of Richard Jefferson, Nenad Krstic and Jason Collins to the Pacers for Jermaine O'Neal, according to Yahoo! Sports
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 06:11:39 PM »

Sure sounds like the NETS are rolling the dice and going with an anti-youth movement.  Kidd/Vince/JO is so very balanced and could be all you need in the East.  On paper its mo-better star power than they had when they went to the Finals.  As long as the NETS don't have to give up their draft pick in this trade, its a good one for them.  They will have a three-year window to take down the CAVS.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 10:56:19 PM »

Wow.  Lively forum. 

These laddies cannot get to Brooklyn soon enough. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 10:08:34 AM »

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Knicks: 4300
Nets: 5

Something in that?

I agree that the Nets should move (and not just to Brooklyn) - they do deserve better (at least they have in recent years).  Looks like there might be an openning in Seattle pretty soon...
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007, 12:28:55 PM »

There weren't that many NETS posters to begin with in the NYTIMES.

ghg22 showed up here three months back.  no sign of bingarella or the others.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 12:02:40 AM »

Hello.
Anybody home?
Anybody know where you buy a J.Kidd jersey?
How's this Net thing work exactly?
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2008, 11:21:07 AM »

Ok so don't tell me.
I didn't really want to find out anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008, 12:40:33 AM »

Whatya wanna do about Kidd?
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2008, 12:40:57 AM »

Whatya wanna do about Kidd?

I don't know, you tell me.
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2008, 12:10:33 PM »

I can recount stories about the Piscataway Nets and Bernard's rookie season, and buying $2 student tickets for the Nets at the 8,000 seat Rutgers Athletic Center (and then moving down to empty seats below).  If you stuck around for a half hour or so after the game, you'd see the players exiting out the front door of the building, many of them, such as Howard Porter, wearing full-length fur coats in winter.  Or you could go to the back of the building and see the visitors walking to the bus, some signing autographs or high-fiving or making jokes.
I recall Super John Williamson hitting a long jump shot while falling away into the bench.  Notable because this was a few years prior to the 3-point rule.  Possibly he was just having an ABA flashback.

So I've seen teams go 24-58 before.
They also had smart marketing where the Nets were only viewable on Sportschannel on something entirely new and unlikely to succeed called "cable TV" while the Knicks were on honest over-the-airwaves Channel 9.  So I grew up watching the Knicks and became NY fan.  Fate is cruel, as I could have been rooting for a playoff team the past three seasons.
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2008, 12:14:21 PM »

Discuss the Nets chances this year.

Do we have to?
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2008, 12:56:19 PM »

I can recount stories about the Piscataway Nets and Bernard's rookie season, and buying $2 student tickets for the Nets at the 8,000 seat Rutgers Athletic Center (and then moving down to empty seats below).  If you stuck around for a half hour or so after the game, you'd see the players exiting out the front door of the building, many of them, such as Howard Porter, wearing full-length fur coats in winter.  Or you could go to the back of the building and see the visitors walking to the bus, some signing autographs or high-fiving or making jokes.
I recall Super John Williamson hitting a long jump shot while falling away into the bench.  Notable because this was a few years prior to the 3-point rule.  Possibly he was just having an ABA flashback.

So I've seen teams go 24-58 before.
They also had smart marketing where the Nets were only viewable on Sportschannel on something entirely new and unlikely to succeed called "cable TV" while the Knicks were on honest over-the-airwaves Channel 9.  So I grew up watching the Knicks and became NY fan.  Fate is cruel, as I could have been rooting for a playoff team the past three seasons.

best POST on the forum~! 

I never knew the NETS played at the Rac.  Thats crazy.  The Rac is tiny.  Worse, its in the middle of nowhere.
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2008, 02:24:31 PM »

Yeah, the RAC is small.  I thought it held around 5k, but saw noticed that the Nets averaged just under 5,000 fans, so did a quick google and it seems to hold 8,000.

My dad would drive me and my brother and maybe a friend or two over to the RAC in our green Ford station wagon.  We'd call when we wanted to be picked up.  Only about a 15 minute ride from Edison.

Eddie Jordan (ex-Rutgers) was a fan favorite, and Phil Action Jackson played out his last year in NJ.  Kevin Porter set the record for most assists in a game as a Net in 1978 -- 29 -- which held up until Scott Skiles broke it.  I remember we were bummed we missed it.

I think the Nets played there for 3 or 4 years until the Meadowlands opened.
Basically during the Carter Admin, and just prior to the Magic-Bird NBA revival.
Of course here's always a slump in quality after expansion, just like today.
And 1977 saw 4 ABA teams incorporated into the league.

Looks like 4 seasons at the RAC, and then '81-82 they moved to the Swamp ... where incidentally they had their first winning record under their new coach Larry Brown.  Drafting Buck Williams didn't hurt.

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