Long Island Nets

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Long Island Nets
Long Island Nets logo
LeagueNBA G League
Founded2016
HistoryLong Island Nets
2016–present
ArenaNassau Coliseum
LocationUniondale, New York
Team colorsRed, blue, black, white[1][2]
                   
Team managerTrajan Langdon
Head coachWill Weaver
OwnershipBrooklyn Nets
Affiliation(s)Brooklyn Nets
Championships0
Division/Conference titles0
Retired numbers1 (32)
Websitelongisland.gleague.nba.com

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.[3]

History[edit]

In June 2015, the Brooklyn Nets announced their intentions to purchase a D-League affiliate.[4] The team announced on November 5, 2015, that they reached a final agreement for their new D-League team, to be called the Long Island Nets, to play in a renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which itself 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 team's head coach[5] and on August 23, 2016, Ryan Gomes and Pat Rafferty were announced as assistant coaches.[6] On November 12, 2016, the Nets won their first game ever after defeating the Canton Charge 120–118.[7]

On October 1, 2017, Josh Oppenheimer and Damian Cotter were announced as assistant coaches.[8]

Season-by-season[edit]

Season Division Regular reason Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Long Island Nets
2016–17 Atlantic 5th 17 33 .340
2017–18 Atlantic 3rd 27 23 .540
Regular season record 44 56 .440
Playoff record 0 0

Affiliates[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Long Island Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 55 Creek, Mitch 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992–08–27 Australia
F 9 Gordon, Drew 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1990–07–12 New Mexico
C 8 Gray, Kendall 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1992–05–05 Delaware State
G 22 McCall, Tahjere 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994–08–17 Tennessee State
G 0 McLaughlin, Jordan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996–04–09 Southern California
F 21 Murphy, Kamari 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1993–12–14 Miami (FL)
G 3 Olekaibe, Kevin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992–07–28 UNLV
F 7 Omot, Nuni 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994–10–03 Baylor
G 1 Pinson, Theo (TW) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 211 lb (96 kg) 1995–11–05 North Carolina
F 14 Sanogo, Ismael 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1996–07–16 Seton Hall
G 11 Scott, Shannon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992–12–21 Ohio State
F White, Okaro 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992–08–13 Florida State
F/C 15 Williams, Alan (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1993–01–28 UC Santa Barbara
F 20 Wimbush, Thomas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993–12–08 Fairmont State
Head coach
  • Will Weaver
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 Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–01–11

Head coaches[edit]

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Ronald Nored 2016–18 100 44 56 .440
2 Will Weaver 2018–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Purchase NBA Development League Team". GLeague.NBA.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. November 6, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Long Island Nets Name Gomes, Rafferty Assistant Coaches". LongIsland.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. August 23, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "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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