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Published on September 19, 2010 by   ·   29 Comments

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New Jersey Nets Reader Q&A

Question by 77life54: How do you think Vince Carter and the New Jersey Nets will be this year?
Contract extension for Vince Carter. Now’s the time to bring home his championship ring. Will he do it? Will the Nets stay healthy enough and stay consistent throughout the season to finally bring a well deserved championship to New Jersey?


Answer by Brian
Well i hope Vince does good along with Kidd but will see what happens..
Is to early to tell.

Answer by metsgurl716
I think Vince is going to great and I see the Nets getting back to the finals and hopefully win a championship.And they still have Jason Kidd so theres always going to be a good chance for them to win and he deserves a ring.

Answer by Klaze
Make it to the conference and lose before the ever getting to the east finals..

Question by firdous a: What was the original name of the New Jersey Nets?
What was the original name of the New Jersey Nets?

You know… Before they became the nets.


Answer by sunkiss3d
The were first known as the Americans. They became the Nets in 1968 or so. They were known as the Americans for about a year.

Answer by 92 Dream Team
New York Americans was their first name.

Then they Changed to New Jersey Americans then they changed to New Jersey Nets to rhyme with the other sports franchises MLB New York Mets and the New York Jets.

Answer by chaboy
they started in ABA and called New York Americans, then changed to New Jersey Americans, then moved to Long Island and became New York Nets , then when moved to NBA became the New Jersey Nets, but in couple of years will be Brooklyn Nets

New Jersey Nets Video of the Day

Follow me on Twitter!: Terrence Williams highlights from his rookie season in the NBA. Terrence Deshon Williams (born June 28, 1987 in Seattle, Washington) is an American basketball player who was drafted 11th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. He was the senior co-captain for Rick Pitino’s 2008-09 University of Louisville Cardinals. He is a 6-foot-6 forward hailing from Seattle, Washington. Terrence has a son named Jeray Williams by his high school girlfriend Jazmyne Jackson. During the 2007-08 season, Williams achieved the third and fourth triple-doubles in Louisville basketball history (the first two by Samaki Walker and Ellis Myles). He racked up 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in the Cardinals’ season-opening 104-69 win over Hartford[1] and had 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a January 19, 2008 loss to Seton Hall.[2] At Rainier Beach High School, Williams was a four-year starter on the basketball team. He helped the team to a state title in 2003. He averaged 21.7 points his senior year. He was also a starting wide receiver and free safety on the football team. He considered attending Indiana and Kansas before deciding to play for Pitino. Williams appeared on three straight Sports Illustrated covers [4] and is one of few athletes to do so. He was also a finalist in the Lowe’s Senior Class Award[5] and was named to the Lowe’s Senior Class All-Senior All-America first team.[6] Williams
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Readers Comments (29)

  1. Mr.Triple-Double says:

    They’re gonna go far in the playoffs. Lets not forget that they’re getting back 18 points per game (Krstic).

    LET’S GO NETS!!!

  2. iknowball says:

    Vince Carter is one of the worst defensive players I have ever seen. They will not come close to a championship. And Jason Kidd is the leader of that team.

  3. Saber says:

    50 + win season, 2nd round of the playoffs. The min that is expected from this team, otherwise, I will be disappointed, since I am a Nets fan.

  4. flyin high says:

    The franchise was established in 1967 as part of the American Basketball Association, with trucking magnate Arthur Brown as the owner. The team was originally known as the New York Americans, and Brown intended for it to play at the 69th Regiment Armory on Manhattan’s east side, but pressure from the New York Knicks forced the Armory to back out three months before opening day.[1]

    Brown found it difficult to find a suitable venue in New York City. Some were booked solid, and others had owners who didn’t want to anger the Knicks by opening their doors to a rival team. Scrambling for a venue, the team settled on the Armory in Teaneck, New Jersey, and changed its squad name to the New Jersey Americans, though its franchise name remained the New York Americans.[1]

    The Americans did fairly well in their first season, tying the Kentucky Colonels for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Division. However, the Armory was booked, forcing the Americans to scramble for a last-minute replacement.

  5. pock3t1 says:

    i hope he starts as the NETS’ SG

  6. gps2235 says:


  7. littledynasty71 says:

    Did Lebron James make the right choice when going to Miami Heat Find Out and answer your oppinion here. – JamesLebron. INFO –

  8. dialblova says:

    hes the best man…. should mold his game after maggete and shit he’ll be sick!!!

  9. SilverSilentA says:

    @jakfire2 love vince carter

  10. SilverSilentA says:

    This video makes me wanna dunk on my mom!

  11. SilverSilentA says:

    @perucha2 you forgot about Johan Petro bra! and we also got Zoubek and Uzoh

  12. jakfire2 says:

    hes guna have the same effect on the nets Vince Carter did

  13. playcube006 says:

    @perucha2 now we got troymurphy

  14. yanks1352 says:

    when and if t will develops a long range shot he will be a top sf in the nba

  15. perucha2 says:

    I Have A Feeling This Guy will Be Better than Favors Right Now, And Will Be a Future All Star, You got Devin Harris, Courtney Lee, Terrence Williams, Derrick Favors, and Brook Lopez
    Bench: Jordan Farmar, Damion James,Travis Outlaw, Anthony Morrow
    Not A Bad Line Up at All We Just Need Another Solid Center on the Bench and i think we make the playoffs

  16. X1354 says:

    this kid is soooo underated. he got loads of potential

  17. MrVlady11 says:

    Courtney lee iz coming off the bench, mah boi outlaw will start at small forward…and their bench iz also deeper than ppl giv dem credit for

  18. jEaglesSUCK says:

    @Vinsanity2K yes

  19. Vinsanity2K says:

    @jEaglesSUCK is that how they got Quinton Ross?

  20. jEaglesSUCK says:

    @Vinsanity2K the wizards got yi

  21. Vinsanity2K says:

    @phenomcon no LeBron but still a good line up
    Devin Harris
    Terrence Williams
    Courtney Lee
    Derrick Favors
    Brook Lopez
    Jianlian off the bench and they might get Anthony Morrow as well

  22. SamboZ4 says:

    @jEaglesSUCK His dunks look alot smoother, and i think he has more hangtime than lebron.

  23. derjonas31 says:

    he has to get in the dunk contest!

  24. jEaglesSUCK says:

    his dunks look like lebron’s

  25. MagicGonza91 says:

    oh damn so much talent difference in this video T-Will… and 50 cent…

  26. ADAMMNNN says:

    @VitalClashRevX if he works on his shot, yeahh y not.

  27. InvalidReject says:

    Mr. T!

  28. VitalClashRevX says:

    Next Carter

  29. dwienke707 says:

    t williams aka hops

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