The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team, which plays in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division in the National Basketball Association that. New Jersey Nets are currently based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and play their home games at the Izod Center. Now a days Nets are planning to relocate to the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, but due to legal issues have complicated the move.
In the year 1967 the Nets franchise was established, as part of the American Basketball Association, with trucking magnate Arthur Brown as the owner. Brown had the experience of operating several AAU teams in and around New York City, and he was viewed as an ideal pick to run the league's New York franchise. The originally the team was known as the New York Americans, and Brown intended for the team to play at the 69th Regiment Armory on Manhattan's east side. Unfortunately due to the pressure from the New York Knicks forced the Armory to back out three months before the opening day.
Afterwards Brown found it difficult to find a suitable venue in New York City. Due to the season some were booked solid, and others had owners who didn't want to anger the Knicks by opening their doors to a rival team (New Jersey Nets). Looking hard for a venue, the team settled on the Armory in Teaneck, New Jersey, and changed its name to the New Jersey Americans, although its franchise name remained the New York Americans.