With the New Jersey Nets set to move to their new home in Brooklyn, they play their final home game against the 76ers on Monday.
After 35 years at the Prudential Center in Newark, the Nets are hoping that a new ownership and a new arena can help jump-start the team back into relevancy.
The Nets have won one championship in their current home (in 1978) and made it to the NBA Finals consecutive years in 2002 and 2003 behind the spectacular play of Jason Kidd.
The biggest concern for the Nets with their move to New York will be the re-signing of superstar point guard Deron Williams. It is crucial for the team to re-sign their only marketable player to a long-term contract, especially because of the price they had to pay to pry him from Utah. They gave up Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, two first-round picks (one is Enes Kanter) and cash considerations, but if Williams leaves after a season and a half, they will have lost a crucial step in their rebuilding process.
After re-signing Williams, the Nets will look to add star players to build the team. They traded for Gerald Wallace at the trade deadline, but he can opt out of his current deal at the end of the season, and the Nets gave up a top-3 protected draft choice this season to the Blazers in return. With Wallace being on the wrong side of thirty, the team will look to add other quality players. The Dwight Howard Saga has always been in play for the Nets, but after Howard opted in for the 2012-2013 season, barring a trade, D12 will remain a Magic for one more season. Rumors have also been made linking the current Celtic Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn next summer if he decides to leave Beantown.
The Nets will look to write a new chapter in Brooklyn, with multiple championships in mind.