Around the Nets: Monday Nostalgia

On the morning of the final basketball game ever played in New Jersey, there’s a fair amount of reminiscence going around:

  • There’s Harvey Araton’s brilliant piece on the “never boring” New Jersey Nets, including his first story on the team (posting bail for a player), John Williamson’s favorite “charity,” and a recant of the famous “post-trade” game between the Nets and Sixers.

  • Filip Bondy: It’s the end of an error. Lots of good stories in this one.
  • Fred Kerber looks at the highest highs and the soberest sobers of New Jersey Nets history.

  • Dave D’Alessandro, who’s churned out historical Nets articles this past week, reminds us that the New Jersey Nets should have never existed.

  • Craig Wolff talks to some New Jersey Nets fans who have little interest in following the Brooklyn Nets.

  • Alex Raskin, writing for the Wall Street Journal, takes a trip down New Jersey’s best and worst memory lane. Hard to disagree much with these.

  • Herb Turetzky, official scorekeeper since the dawn of the New Jersey Nets, and Mitch Kaufman, director of video operations, reminisce on the Jersey years.

  • On to other topics: One Utah Jazz writer calls the Deron Williams trade brilliant… for Utah.

  • On a related note, D-Will promises to stick around the area until June (for his kids), after which he’ll leave for the Olympics. When — and where — he returns to is unknown.

  • Gerald Wallace should be a priority for the Brooklyn Nets this ofseason, thanks to his professionalism, passion, and leadership abilities.