Long Island Nets
The Long Island Nets are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and an affiliate of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Brooklyn Nets. Based in Nassau County, the team plays its home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Nets became the twelfth D-League team to be owned by an NBA team.
|Long Island Nets|
|League||NBA G League|
|History||Long Island Nets|
|Location||Uniondale, New York|
|Team colors||Blue, red, black, white|
|Team manager||Trajan Langdon|
|Head coach||Will Weaver|
|Conference titles||1 (2018–19)|
|Division titles||1 (2018–19)|
|Retired numbers||1 (32)|
In June 2015, the Brooklyn Nets announced their intentions to purchase a D-League affiliate. The team announced on November 5, 2015, that they reached an agreement for their new D-League team, called the Long Island Nets, to play in a renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which was the home of the Nets during their ABA years. However, due to renovations, the new team played in their parent team's home, Barclays Center, for their first season.
On March 24, 2016, the Nets hired Alton Byrd as the vice president of business operations. On April 15, 2016, Ronald Nored was hired as the team's head coach and on August 23, 2016, Ryan Gomes and Pat Rafferty were announced as assistant coaches. On November 12, 2016, the Nets won their first game ever after defeating the Canton Charge 120–118.
|Season||Division||Regular reason||Postseason results|
|Long Island Nets|
|2018–19||Atlantic||1st||34||16||.680||Won Conf. Semifinal (Raptors) 112–99|
Won Conf. Final (Lakeland) 108–106
Lost League Finals (Rio Grande Valley) 1–2
|Regular season record||78||72||.520|
Long Island Nets roster
|#||Head coach||Term||Regular season||Playoffs||Achievements|
- Brooklyn Nets (2016–present)
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