Nets To Announce D-League Team “Long Island Nets”


No, disgruntled fans of the team, the Nets aren’t already a D-League team. The Brooklyn Nets will announce their plans for a D-League team named the “Long Island Nets” to play in Uniondale’s Nassau Coliseum beginning next season today, as various outlets have reported.

The Nets have not had a D-League team since ending their affiliate relationship with the Springfield Armor after the 2013-14 season. It’s been expected for some time that the team, like all NBA teams, would eventually get an affiliate, and that the Nets would host theirs in Nassau Coliseum. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov owns the majority stake in the Coliseum.

According to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the Long Island Nets would play one season in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center before transitioning to the Coliseum, which is currently under renovation.

New York Post — Nets getting a D-League team to move into Nassau Coliseum
NetsDaily — Nets D-League team to be called “Long Island Nets,” will play first at Barclays Center, then Nassau Coliseum