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This is a list of seasons completed by the New Jersey 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 competing with the in-market rival New York Knicks, the team moved back to New Jersey as the New Jersey Nets, where they remain to this day.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Post Season Results Awards
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
New Jersey Americans
1967–68 ABA Eastern T-4th[1] 36 42 .456
New York Nets
1968–69 ABA Eastern 5th 17 61 .218
1969–70 ABA Eastern 4th 39 45 .464 Lost First Round (Kentucky) 4–3
1970–71 ABA Eastern 3rd 40 44 .476 Lost First Round (Virginia) 4–2
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

1972–73 ABA Eastern 4th 30 54 .357 Lost First Round (Carolina) 4–1 Brian Taylor (ABA ROY)
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)
1974–75 ABA Eastern 1st 58 26 .690 Lost First Round (St. Louis) 4–1 Julius Erving (ABA Co-MVP)
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)
1976–77 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 22 60 .268
New Jersey Nets
1977–78 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 24 58 .293 Bernard King (ART)
1978–79 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 37 45 .451 Lost First Round (Philadelphia) 2–0
1979–80 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 34 48 .415
1980–81 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 24 58 .293
1981–82 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 44 38 .537 Lost First Round (Washington 2–0 Buck Williams (ROY, ART)
1982–83 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 49 33 .598 Lost First Round (New York) 2–0 Buck Williams (ANT 2nd)
1983–84 NBA Eastern Atlantic 4th 45 37 .549 Won First Round (Philadelphia) 3–2

Lost Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee) 4–2

1984–85 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 Lost First Round (Detroit) 3–0
1985–86 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 39 43 .476 Lost First Round (Milwaukee) 3–0
1986–87 NBA Eastern Atlantic 4th 24 58 .293
1987–88 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 19 63 .232 Buck Williams (ADT 2nd)
1988–89 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 26 56 .317 Chris Morris (ART 2nd)
1989–90 NBA Eastern Atlantic 6th 17 65 .207
1990–91 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 26 56 .317 Derrick Coleman (ROY, ART 1st)
1991–92 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 40 42 .488 Lost First Round (Cleveland) 3–1
1992–93 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 43 39 .524 Lost First Round (Cleveland) 3–2 Derrick Coleman (ANT 3rd)

Drazen Petrovic (ANT 3rd)

1993–94 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 45 37 .549 Lost First Round (New York) 3–1 Derrick Coleman (ANT 3rd)
1994–95 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 30 52 .366
1995–96 NBA Eastern Atlantic 6th 30 52 .366
1996–97 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 26 56 .317 Kerry Kittles (ART 2nd)
1997–98 NBA Eastern Atlantic 2nd 43 39 .524 Lost First Round (Chicago) 3–0 Keith Van Horn (ART 1st)
1998–99 NBA[3] Eastern Atlantic 7th 16 34 .320
1999–2000 NBA Eastern Atlantic 6th 31 51 .378
2000–01 NBA Eastern Atlantic 6th 26 56 .317 Kenyon Martin (ART 1st)
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 NBA Finals (Los Angeles Lakers) 4–0

Jason Kidd (ANT 1st, ADT 1st)

Rod Thorn (EOY) Richard Jefferson (ART 2nd)

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 NBA Finals (San Antonio) 4–2

Jason Kidd (ANT 2nd, ADT 2nd)
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)
2004–05 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 Lost First Round (Miami) 4–0 Jason Kidd (ADT 2nd)

Nenad Krstic (ART 2nd)

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)
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)

2007–08 NBA Eastern Atlantic 4th 34 48 .415
2008–09 NBA Eastern Atlantic 3rd 34 48 .415 Brook Lopez (ART 1st)
2009–10 NBA Eastern Atlantic 5th 12 70 .146
Regular season totals 1534 1959 .439 1967–2010
Playoff totals 52 65 .444 1967–2007

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