Barclays Center is the eighth home of the Nets since the franchise played its first home games at the Teaneck Armory during the ABA's inaugural season in 1967-68. The following season the team moved to Long Island and adopted the Nets name for the first time.

During their fourth season on Long Island, the Nets moved into the new Nassau Coliseum, where they played during two ABA championship seasons and through the end of their first NBA season in 1976-77. After relocating to New Jersey, the Nets played four seasons at the Rutgers Athletic Center, 29 seasons at the Meadowlands and two years at Newark's Prudential Center through the 2011-12 season.

On November 3, 2012, the Nets played their first game at Barclays Center, defeating the Toronto Raptors, 107-100.