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The Brooklyn Nets are a proffesional basketball team based in the NYC bourough off Brooklyn. They are a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association(NBA). The team is one of two NBA franchises that play home games in New York City; the other is the Knicks.

After 35 seasons in New Jersey, the team returned to the state of New York in 2012 to play in the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn as the Brooklyn Nets.

2013 Playoffs: Riding a strong second half of the season from Deron Williams, the Nets clinched their first playoff berth since the 2006-07 season on March 21, 2013. On April 3, 2013, Brooklyn ended an eight-game road trip by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-95 for the team's 21st road win, clinching the first winning road record in the franchise's entire run in the NBA.

Brooklyn played its first ever playoff series in the borough versus the Chicago Bulls. After defeating the undermanned Bulls in a blowout in Game 1, the Nets then proceeded to lose Games 2 and 3 before giving up a 17-point lead in the final minutes of the 4th Quarter in Game 4 and losing in overtime. The Nets would manage to win the next two games, only to lose Game 7 in Brooklyn. With the season over, the Nets announced that P. J. Carlesimo will not return as head coach