The Nets’ forthcoming relocation to Brooklyn, New York signals the end of a memorable era for sports fans in the Garden State. To commemorate 35 years of New Jersey Nets basketball, YES Network will count down the top Nets players in franchise history starting on April 8th when the Nets host the Cavaliers at the Prudential Center for the last time.
Who are your top five Nets of all time? Excluding current players, my top five Nets are:
- Otis Birdsong: The scoring guard with a soft touch on his 20-foot jump shot and a consummate professional.
- Buck Williams: One of the all-time great rebounders who brought his hardhat and lunch pail to the arena every night and did his job.
- Kenny Anderson: A crafty, lefty point guard who could both score and run the show.
- Derrick Coleman: The multi-skilled power forward who could score, defend and rebound.
- Jason Kidd: A future Hall of Famer and one of the league’s premiere point guards throughout his long NBA career.
1970’s: Bernard King, John Williamson
1980’s: Otis Birdsong, Darryl Dawkins, Mike Gminski, Albert King, Michael Ray Richardson, Buck Williams
1990’s: Kenny Anderson, Derrick Coleman, Kendall Gill, Kerry Kittles, Stephon Marbury, Drazen Petrovic, Keith Van Horn, Jayson Williams
2000’s: Vince Carter, Jason Kidd, Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson, Kenyon Martin