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NETS Basketball to Host Hardwood Classics Nights

February 3, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ NETS Basketball will celebrate the ABA heritage of the franchise when the team wears retro New York Nets royal blue uniforms with stars down the side during five home games as part of Hardwood Classics Nights.

The Nets played on Long Island from 1968 through 1977 in three different venues, including Commack Arena, 1968-69 season; the Island Garden, 1969-1970 through 1971-72 seasons; and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1971-72 through 1976-77 seasons, before moving to New Jersey. The NETS won ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 before joining the NBA for the 1976-77 campaign. The team will make New York its home again next season when it moves to Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Hardwood Classics Nights games include:
Monday, February 6 vs. Chicago
Saturday, February 11 vs. San Antonio
Wednesday, February 15 vs. Memphis
Wednesday, February 22 vs. Orlando
Wednesday, March 7 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers

The NETS are offering a special Hardwood Classics Nights plan, which includes tickets to the Memphis, Orlando, and Clippers games, as well as a NETS premium item. Tickets for Hardwood Classics Nights are available by calling 800-7NJ-NETS, or by visiting

During each of the Hardwood Classics Nights, the NETS' retro jerseys will be available for purchase at the team store.

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