Brooklyn Nets: 7 Hall of Famers many people forget were Nets
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By Phil Watson

LANDOVER, MD – CIRCA 1976: Nate Archibald #1 of the New York Nets guards the inbound pass against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1976 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Archibald played for the Nets from 1976-77. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets fans will celebrate the September induction of New Jersey star Jason Kidd into the Hall of Fame. Here are 7 Hall of Famers many don’t know were Nets.

In 43 NBA seasons, the Brooklyn Nets franchise hasn’t had a lot to celebrate, to be honest. Just 19 playoff appearances, two trips to the NBA Finals, no titles and an all-time winning percentage of .415 means there’s been more bad times than good.

The ABA days were better, particularly toward the end of the maverick league’s run, when the then-New York Nets won two of the last three championships.

In all, the franchise made the playoffs seven times in the ABA’s nine seasons and with the late flurry of excellence posted a 374-370 record in that span.

Jason Kidd will become the fourth notable Net to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame when he is inducted in September, joining franchise icons Julius Erving and Drazen Petrovic, as well as Bernard King, who played three seasons in New...

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