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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.

Listed below are some of the NBA players who made their marks as New Jersey Nets over the last four decades, and you can click here to view the Nets’ current roster. Tweet your picks to @NetsOnYES.

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

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Former face of the Utah Jazz Deron Williams returns to Salt Lake City tonight for the first time since he was traded to the Nets in 2011. It will be interesting to see what kind of reception he gets. When Boozer came back after going to the Bulls as a free agent he was booed like crazy every time he touched the ball.

How will the home crowd treat D-Will tonight? Will fans cheer for him or boo him?  

And what kind of performance will Williams have? Will he go big against his former teammates, or will they shut him down?

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The fate of 12 NBA teams will be determined in the Draft Lottery. Which team deserves to win the number one pick in the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery?

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Picked up a morning suit and top hat when I was over in London for the Nets-Raptors series. Strangely, I never received my invitation to the Royal Wedding (guess Prince William figured I’d be busy with the NBA Playoffs) but I think this is a good look for me. Marv disagrees. What do you think?

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Which tie should I wear for my St. Patrick’s Day Bulls vs. Nets broadcast?

Tune in to YES at 7:00 PM ET for the winner of the tie vote!