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List of Brooklyn Nets seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball franchise. The Nets were founded as the New Jersey Americans in 1967, a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association. A year later, the team moved to Long Island, New York, and were rechristened the New York Nets. There, behind the play of Hall of Famer Julius Erving, the team won its only two championships, in 1974 and 1976. After the 1975–76 season, the ABA merged with the National Basketball Association in the ABA-NBA merger, and the Nets were one of four franchises who joined the older league. After a season of being the second team to represent the state of New York, (along with the New York Knicks), the team moved back to New Jersey as the New Jersey Nets, where they remained for 35 years until the 2012-13 season, when they moved to the New York City borough of Brooklyn to become the Brooklyn Nets.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Awards Head Coach
Finish Wins Losses PCT
New Jersey Americans
1967–68 ABA Eastern T-4th[1] 36 42 .456 Max Zaslofsky
New York Nets
1968–69 ABA Eastern 5th 17 61 .218 Max Zaslofsky
1969–70 ABA Eastern 4th 39 45 .464 Lost First Round (Kentucky) 4–3 York Larese
1970–71 ABA Eastern 3rd 40 44 .476 Lost First Round (Virginia) 4–2 Lou Carnesecca
1971–72 ABA Eastern 3rd 44 40 .524 Won First Round (Kentucky) 4–2
Won ABA Semifinals (Virginia) 4–2
Lost ABA Finals (Indiana) 4–2
Lou Carnesecca
1972–73 ABA Eastern 4th 30 54 .357 Lost First Round (Carolina) 4–1 Brian Taylor (ABA ROY) Lou Carnesecca
1973–74 ABA Eastern 1st 55 29 .655 Won First Round (Virginia) 4–1
Won ABA Semifinals (Kentucky) 4–0
Won ABA Finals (Utah) 4–1
Julius Erving (ABA MVP) Kevin Loughery
1974–75 ABA Eastern 1st 58 26 .690 Lost First Round (St. Louis) 4–1 Julius Erving (ABA Co-MVP) Kevin Loughery
1975–76 ABA [2] 2nd 55 29 .655 Won ABA Semifinals (San Antonio) 4–3
Won ABA Finals (Denver) 4–2
Julius Erving (ABA MVP) Kevin Loughery
1976–77 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 22 60 .268 Kevin Loughery
New Jersey Nets
1977–78 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 24 58 .293 Bernard King (ART) Kevin Loughery
1978–79 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 37 45 .451 Lost First Round (Philadelphia) 2–0 Kevin Loughery
1979–80 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 34 48 .415 Kevin Loughery
1980–81 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 24 58 .293 Kevin Loughery
Bob MacKinnon
1981–82 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 44 38 .537 Lost First Round (Washington) 2–0 Buck Williams (ROY, ART) Larry Brown
1982–83 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 49 33 .598 Lost First Round (New York) 2–0 Buck Williams (ANT 2nd) Larry Brown
Bill Blair
1983–84 NBA Eastern Atlantic 4th 45 37 .549 Won First Round (Philadelphia) 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee) 4–2
Stan Albeck
1984–85 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 Lost First Round (Detroit) 3–0 Stan Albeck
1985–86 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 39 43 .476 Lost First Round (Milwaukee) 3–0 Dave Wohl
1986–87 NBA Eastern Atlantic 4th 24 58 .293 Dave Wohl
1987–88 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 19 63 .232 Buck Williams (ADT 2nd) Dave Wohl
Bob MacKinnon
Willis Reed
1988–89 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 26 56 .317 Chris Morris (ART 2nd) Willis Reed
1989–90 NBA Eastern Atlantic 6th 17 65 .207 Bill Fitch
1990–91 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 26 56 .317 Derrick Coleman (ROY, ART 1st) Bill Fitch
1991–92 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 40 42 .488 Lost First Round (Cleveland) 3–1 Bill Fitch
1992–93 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 43 39 .524 Lost First Round (Cleveland) 3–2 Derrick Coleman (ANT 3rd)
Dražen Petrović (ANT 3rd)
Chuck Daly
1993–94 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 45 37 .549 Lost First Round (New York) 3–1 Derrick Coleman (ANT 3rd) Chuck Daly
1994–95 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 30 52 .366 Butch Beard
1995–96 NBA Eastern Atlantic 6th 30 52 .366 Butch Beard
1996–97 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 26 56 .317 Kerry Kittles (ART 2nd) John Calipari
1997–98 NBA Eastern Atlantic 2nd 43 39 .524 Lost First Round (Chicago) 3–0 Keith Van Horn (ART 1st) John Calipari
1998–99 NBA[3] Eastern Atlantic 7th 16 34 .320 John Calipari
Don Casey
1999–00 NBA Eastern Atlantic 6th 31 51 .378 Don Casey
2000–01 NBA Eastern Atlantic 6th 26 56 .317 Kenyon Martin (ART 1st) Byron Scott
2001–02 NBA Eastern Atlantic 1st 52 30 .634 Won First Round (Indiana) 3–2
Won Conference Semifinals (Charlotte) 4–1
Won Conference Finals (Boston) 4–2
Lost Finals (Los Angeles Lakers) 4–0
Jason Kidd (ANT 1st, ADT 1st)
Rod Thorn (EOY)
Richard Jefferson (ART 2nd)
Byron Scott
2002–03 NBA Eastern Atlantic 1st 49 33 .598 Won First Round (Milwaukee) 4–2
Won Conference Semifinals (Boston) 4–0
Won Conference Finals (Detroit) 4–0
Lost Finals (San Antonio) 4–2
Jason Kidd (ANT 2nd, ADT 2nd) Byron Scott
2003–04 NBA Eastern Atlantic 1st 47 35 .573 Won First Round (New York) 4–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Detroit) 4–3
Jason Kidd (ANT 1st, ADT 2nd) Byron Scott
Lawrence Frank
2004–05 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 Lost First Round (Miami) 4–0 Jason Kidd (ADT 2nd)
Nenad Krstic (ART 2nd)
Lawrence Frank
2005–06 NBA Eastern Atlantic 1st 49 33 .598 Won First Round (Indiana) 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Miami) 4–1
Jason Kidd (ADT 1st) Lawrence Frank
2006–07 NBA Eastern Atlantic 2nd 41 41 .500 Won First Round (Toronto) 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Cleveland) 4–2
Jason Kidd (ADT 2nd)
Marcus Williams (ART 2nd)
Lawrence Frank
2007–08 NBA Eastern Atlantic 4th 34 48 .415 Lawrence Frank
2008–09 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 34 48 .415 Brook Lopez (ART 1st) Lawrence Frank
2009–10 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 12 70 .146 Lawrence Frank
Tom Barrise
Kiki Vandeweghe
2010–11 NBA Eastern Atlantic 4th 24 58 .293 Avery Johnson
2011–12 NBA[4] Eastern Atlantic 5th 22 44 .333 MarShon Brooks (ART 2nd) Avery Johnson
Brooklyn Nets
2012–13 NBA Eastern Atlantic 2nd 49 33 .598 Lost First Round (Chicago), 4–3 Avery Johnson
P. J. Carlesimo
2013–14 NBA Eastern Atlantic 2nd 44 38 .537 Won First Round (Toronto), 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals (Miami), 4–1
Mason Plumlee (ART 1st) Jason Kidd
2014–15 NBA Eastern Atlantic 8 9 .000 Lionel Hollins

All-time records

Statistic Wins Losses W–L%
New Jersey Americans/New York Nets ABA regular season record (1967–1976) 374 370 .503
New York Nets/New Jersey Nets/Brooklyn Nets NBA regular season record (1976–present) 1,281 1,767 .420
All-time regular season record (1967–present) 1,675 2,137 .439
New Jersey Americans/New York Nets ABA postseason record (1967–1976) 37 31 .544
New York Nets/New Jersey Nets/Brooklyn Nets NBA postseason record (1976–present) 59 72 .450
All-time postseason record (1967–present) 96 103 .482
All-time regular and postseason record (1967–present) 1,771 2,240 .442
  • As of May 4, 2014


  1. ^ The Americans tied the Kentucky Colonels for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Division. A one-game playoff was to be played on the Americans' home court, but because a suitable venue could not be found in time, the game was forfeited to the Colonels.
  2. ^ The league merged its two divisions into one seven-team division.
  3. ^ A lockout shortened the season to 50 games.
  4. ^ A lockout shortened the season to 66 games.
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