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.[4]

Long Island Nets
LeagueNBA G League
Founded2016
HistoryLong Island Nets
2016–present
ArenaNassau Coliseum
LocationUniondale, New York
Team colorsBlue, red, black, white[1][2]
                   
Team managerMatt Riccardi[3]
Head coachShaun Fein[3]
OwnershipBrooklyn Nets
Affiliation(s)Brooklyn Nets
Championships0
Conference titles1 (2019)
Division titles1 (2019)
Retired numbers1 (32)
Websitelongisland.gleague.nba.com

History

In June 2015, the Brooklyn Nets announced their intentions to purchase a D-League affiliate.[5] 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.[1] On April 15, 2016, Ronald Nored was hired as the team's head coach[6] and on August 23, 2016, Ryan Gomes and Pat Rafferty were announced as assistant coaches.[7] On November 12, 2016, the Nets won their first game after defeating the Canton Charge 120–118.[8]

On October 1, 2017, Josh Oppenheimer and Damian Cotter were announced as assistant coaches.[9]

Season-by-season

Season Division Regular reason Postseason results
FinishWinsLossesPct.
Long Island Nets
2016–17Atlantic5th1733.340
2017–18Atlantic3rd2723.540
2018–19Atlantic1st3416.680Won Conf. Semifinal (Raptors) 112–99
Won Conf. Final (Lakeland) 108–106
Lost League Finals (Rio Grande Valley) 1–2
Regular season record7872.520
Playoff record32.600

Current roster

Long Island Nets roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
F 22 Adel, Deng 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1997–02–01 Louisville
F 31 Cannady, Devin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-05-21 Princeton
G 24 Cremo, Joe 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996–11–05 Villanova
C 15 Egbunu, John 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 257 lb (117 kg) 1994–10–31 Florida
F 4 Ellenson, Henry (TW) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1997–01–13 Marquette
G 8 Hands, Jaylen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999–02–12 UCLA
F 6 Kasibabu, Jonathan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1996–04–24 Fairfield
G/F 9 Luwawu-Cabarrot, Timothé (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1995–05–09 France
G 5 Massinburg, C. J. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1997–04–14 Buffalo
F 3 Sanogo, Ismael 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1996–07–16 Seton Hall
G/F 21 Williams, C. J. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 1990–02–06 North Carolina State
G 7 Yacoubou, Ash 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992–04–05 Saint Louis
Head coach
  • Shaun Fein
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–02–12

Head coaches

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
GWLWin%GWLWin%
1Ronald Nored2016–20181004456.440
2Will Weaver2018–2019503416.680532.600
3Shaun Fein2019–present

NBA affiliates

References

  1. Isada, Keith (March 24, 2016). "Long Island Nets Unveil Logo And Uniform For Inaugural Season". LongIsland.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  2. "Long Island Nets Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  3. "Long Island Nets Name Matt Riccardi General Manager & Shaun Fein Head Coach". LongIsland.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. September 5, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  4. "Brooklyn Nets Purchase NBA Development League Team". GLeague.NBA.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. November 6, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  5. Mazzeo, Mike (June 3, 2015). "Nets have no plans to buy out or use stretch provision on D-Will's contract". ESPN. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  6. "Brooklyn Nets Name Ronald Nored Head Coach Of Long Island Nets". NBA.com/Nets (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. April 15, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  7. "Long Island Nets Name Gomes, Rafferty Assistant Coaches". LongIsland.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. August 23, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  8. "Long Island Nets Edge Charge for First Win in Franchise History". GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  9. "Long Island Nets Announce Coaching and Basketball Operations Staff Additions". LongIsland.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. October 1, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
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