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Nets start process to change team nickname: The Brooklyn…?

Aug 11, 2010, 10:36 AM EDT

The New Jersey Nets are about to go the way of the Buffalo Braves and the Syracuse Nationals.

Not only is the team moving, but also this week they officially filed paperwork with the league to change the name of the franchise, according to the New York Daily News. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said he was thinking of changing the name, but clearly was more than just toying with the idea.

It will be a couple of years before the change can take place — right about the time the team moves into its new home in Brooklyn. For the record, any new name would need the approval of the other owners.

So what do they go with: The Brooklyn….

My favorite suggestion so far comes from ESPN’s Tony Reali: The Brooklyn Deckers. Not sure how Andy Roddick would feel about that, though.

  1. Arnold - Aug 11, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Brooklyn Cosmonauts!

  2. juan - Aug 11, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    brooklyn teddy bears

  3. jj - Aug 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    brooklyn reds

  4. anon. - Aug 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    brooklyn bridges

  5. Sean - Aug 11, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    Brooklyn Dodgers
    Brooklyn Eagles
    Brooklyn Knights
    Brooklyn Wu (okay, most of the Clan originally came from Staten Island. Still, it would be an awesome nickname)

  6. NetsFan626 - Aug 11, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    Brooklyn Knights
    Brooklyn Spiders
    Brooklyn Nyets

  7. NetsFan1124 - Aug 12, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    Brooklyn Revolution(GO REVS)
    Brooklyn Jerseys(ironic)
    Brooklyn Jam(jamsters)

  8. fearthedeer - Aug 12, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Brooklyn Cagers

  9. Dennis Anner - Aug 14, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Its Brooklyn right? It should be called “The Brooklyn Brawlers” why not? With a name like that , a knick is nothing!
    Lets go “Brooklyn Brawlers!”

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