Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  43 responses

Mikhail Prokhorov Looking to Change Nets’ Team Name

The Daily News makes it clear that the change won’t take place for another two years, but that doesn’t stop anyone for making suggestions on what the new team name should be: “Prokhorov’s camp confirmed this morning that they’ve sent a request to the league to change the team’s name. What does this mean? Maybe nothing. Changing a team’s nickname, uniform or city name is a long process requiring that the owner gives the NBA notice 25 months in advance. This is to allow time for the creative process and the time it requires to make and market new uniforms. There doesn’t have to be a plan with the proposal, just a desire. It’s basically like putting the NBA on notice for a potential identity change.”

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  • The Philosopher

    What up, Boone?!

  • Lazarus

    brooklyns finest.

    gimme the cash give away thanks slam.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I know it’s been said….and will be said before, but how can it not be “The Brooklyn Nyets”. I mean, c’mon…

  • Thor

    first…. Wow he really knows how to make a name for him self, but would hate not to have a Nets team in the league…


    Brooklyn Bullets – Then trade for Gilbert Arenas.

  • dunkbar

    Brooklyn Bombers would probably fail to get approval, as well …

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    first of all: a Nyets joke? Really Eboy? Anyway, I’m not sure, but the Nets might still be called the Nets after 2012. It’s just that if they’re gonna be the Brooklyn Nets, or New York Nets, that is also part of a namechange. Not sure what Proky is planning, but the odds are for a complete namechange, which isn’t a good thing. First of all: you’re dismissing the history of the franchise, from Dr. J to Jason Kidd and the Finals appearances. Secondly: you’re alienating the remaining fans that still want to follow the team when it moves to Brooklyn.


    Brooklyn Blazers has a nice ring to it.

  • Groves


  • Str8in It Out

    Brooklyn JayZ’s…for the hip hop crowd

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    They’re moving to Brooklyn so call them the Hipsters or the Gentrifications.

  • Josh

    Brooklyn Ballers!!

  • Thor

    Brooklyn Russians is a place to start.. then give Arvydas Sabonis a 1-year vetaran minimum contract

  • T-Money

    What’s wrong with their current name? New York Nets seem fine to me. Unless they want to go with Brooklyn. Brooklyn Knights (pun intended) could work too, I guess.

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    Crooklyn Dodgers?

  • hoodsnake


  • Nigel

    NOOO!! They HAVE to be called the New York Nets. Just like they used to be, and complete the trifecta of Mets/Jets/Nets.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    Keep it simple, “New York Nets”. Could try the “New York Swagger” or the “New York Trend” because so many parts of the country (and world) seem to want emmulate NYC. Whatever they do they need to keep the team “New York” because that reps the entire city, not just part of it. Growing up in Queens or Bronx you would never want to wear Brooklyn gear. However, the “Brooklyn Bounce” wouldn’t be a bad name either.

  • Sonicproof

    Brooklyn Supersonics!

  • Yesse

    Brooklyn’s Russian Mafia? I kinda hate the fact, that the name Nets will be lost. I would want it still to remain as Nets.

  • C.A

    @Thor…. Saboinis is not a Russian. What else did you mean?

  • Martin

    Brooklyn Blueprints

  • JTaylor21

    Good one LDR4

  • Coney Islander

    My out of town friends ask me why we’re (NYer’s) are so arrogant, this is why. My borough will have it’s own pro-basketball team! My state might have lost 2 towers, but we have 2 of everything else!

  • Thor

    @C A— Yeah I thought of USSR, It’s a long time ago you know…

  • http://twitter.com/darrellma dma

    Blueprint 4

  • d

    brooklyn bridgemen

  • total scrotal implosion

    All those names suck. But, I have none cuz I dont really care

  • JD

    Red Star Brooklyn

  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    In Soviet Russia team name you.

  • jimmy

    dont change the name

  • LA Huey

    Change the threads, keep the name.

  • Bdub

    Brooklyn Brawlers.
    Co-sign Huey regarding threads. Horrible

  • Overtime

    lol @ doyouwantmore

  • Ali Saadat

    I mean since New York is so damn busy, Brooklyn Rush? Or if Jay-Z pulls some strings the Brooklyn HOVA’s?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Brooklyn Losers

  • brandon

    Its should be New York Nets. You keep the history and people will buy anything with NY on it. NY Nets fitteds will probably be right behind yankee caps when they come out

  • flash

    New Jersey Shore

  • Stephon Marbury

    Brooklyn Bridges

  • chintao

    Bedlamites… Jeru said it.

  • EJ

    Brooklyn Comrades, Brooklyn сетиs (that’s Nets in Russia) or Brooklyn Ruski Baruskis

  • http://slamonline.com Dave.

    Brooklyn Accents
    Honestly, I can’t think of anything else I know about Brooklyn, besides the Dodgers.

  • kundai

    Brooklyn Broncos or New York Nets