Nets Jet: NBA Team Requests To Change Name

Stefan Bondy of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports of the New Jersey Nets this week:

Mikhail Prokhorov New Jersey Nets Owner

(New team owner Mikhail) Prokhorov’s camp confirmed this morning that they’ve sent a request to the league to change the team’s name.

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.

The change, if it happens, would coincide with the team’s future move to Brooklyn.

Just for fun, here’s some possible team names that immediately came to mind when I thought about the new regime era in Nets basketball.

New name for relocated NBA team in Brooklyn:

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Leave your own suggestions in the comments. Like mine, keep them light and breezy!

112 comments

  1. GravatarJosh
    9:04 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Nyets?

  2. GravatarAnonymous
    9:04 pm on August 10th, 2010

    New Jersey “friends of ours”

  3. GravatarRomulus9
    9:19 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Considering the new ownership…

    the Reds.

  4. GravatarCut/Copy
    9:32 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Josh for the win.

  5. GravatarScotty
    9:32 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Brooklyn Liberty
    Brooklyn Nitro
    Brooklyn Boss
    Brooklyn Blues
    Brooklyn Ballers
    Brooklyn Blackout
    Brooklyn Ballistic
    Brooklyn Bonanza

    Just a few I thought seemed good. Thoughts?

  6. GravatarJay
    9:36 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Can we please have a professional sports team called The Conquistadors?

  7. GravatarSpectre
    9:37 pm on August 10th, 2010

    The Brooklyn Putin’s.

  8. GravatarLeeAnn Delmendo
    9:51 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Brooklyn Cyclones

  9. GravatarHms
    9:55 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Bklyn Dodgers
    Bklyn Eagles
    Da Bums

  10. GravatarJacob
    10:03 pm on August 10th, 2010

    NYETS!

  11. GravatarSam
    10:25 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Jerseys

  12. Gravatarchris bosh
    10:26 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Brooklyn Deckers

  13. Gravataryung hogg
    10:38 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Brooklyn Heathans(I think thts how its spelld)

  14. Gravatarfred0
    1:53 am on August 11th, 2010

    The New Jersey People’s Presidium For Basketball Activities

  15. GravatarMike
    2:43 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Nets of Anaheim

  16. Gravatarjay
    2:52 am on August 11th, 2010

    brooklyn subway, perhaps?

  17. Gravatarw
    2:57 am on August 11th, 2010

    The New Jersey Nets of Brooklyn?

    Brooklyn Bolsheviks!!!

  18. Gravatarw
    2:58 am on August 11th, 2010

    New York Netterbockers? (Don’t laugh, somebody actually thought up knickerbockers)

  19. Gravatartradewinds
    3:02 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Russ
    Brookleningrads
    Russnets
    Leningradnets
    Mosnets

  20. Gravatarwretched soul
    7:09 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bolshoi

  21. Gravatarwretched soul
    7:11 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Sputniks.. that would be cool.. have a picture of the Sputnik on the jersey orbiting the earth, beeping out signals…

  22. Gravatarwretched soul
    7:14 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Red Army

  23. GravatarZingy
    8:39 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bungholes

  24. GravatarMichael Steenstra
    9:22 am on August 11th, 2010

    “Brooklyn Liberty
    Brooklyn Nitro
    Brooklyn Boss
    Brooklyn Blues
    Brooklyn Ballers
    Brooklyn Blackout
    Brooklyn Ballistic
    Brooklyn Bonanza

    Just a few I thought seemed good. Thoughts?

    Jay
    9:36 pm on August 10th, 2010″

    These are all terrible, terrible names. Are you serious?

  25. GravatarBK ALL Day
    9:31 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Hustlers

  26. GravatarBK ALL DAY
    9:32 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn GangStars

  27. GravatarBK ALL DAY
    9:33 am on August 11th, 2010

    And the colors should be black and blue

  28. GravatarLou
    9:48 am on August 11th, 2010

    NY OTHER TEAM

  29. GravatarScouserSuze
    9:56 am on August 11th, 2010

    Well, let’s just cut to the chase and go with the L.A. Raiders…

  30. GravatarAnonymous
    10:15 am on August 11th, 2010

    …chernobyl

  31. GravatarDan
    10:16 am on August 11th, 2010

    …..chernobyl

  32. GravatarMode
    10:27 am on August 11th, 2010

    hahaha Whoever said the ‘Nyets’ first is a genius! hahahahaha

  33. GravatarFletch
    10:45 am on August 11th, 2010

    Well they should leave the name the same its a good name but I guess if your in jersey maybe…

    The Jersey Stank
    New Jersey Orange (think Tanning booth Night promotion)
    New Jersey You Know Who I ams
    The Jersey Cannolis
    New Jersey Tough guys
    Jersey Who’s

  34. GravatarKenny
    10:54 am on August 11th, 2010

    brooklyn bums

  35. GravatarSteve
    10:56 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Boxers (logo is Boxer dog with Boxing glovers)

    Grey,Black and Red jersey colors.

  36. GravatarKunal
    11:08 am on August 11th, 2010

    Out of the different suggestions posted.. i personally like the

    The Brooklyn Jerseys… (gives representation to where this team
    is from.. and this teams new identity)

    Also another good ones were Brooklyn Bouroughs.. Brooklyn Atlantics , Brooklyn Boxers.

  37. GravatarAndrew
    11:10 am on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Projects

  38. GravatarJohnny O.
    11:26 am on August 11th, 2010

    The Jersey Shore.

    At least, by mistake, people may watch them.

  39. Gravataraldo
    11:47 am on August 11th, 2010

    how about the “Hot2Trotskies”?

  40. Gravataraldo
    11:51 am on August 11th, 2010

    “Hot2Trotskeez”…there, that’s better…thanks, Greg.

  41. GravatarKenny
    11:58 am on August 11th, 2010

    how bout BROOKLYN FURY OR
    BROOKLYN BLADES

  42. GravatarJdub
    12:07 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Rubles?

  43. GravatarDMK
    12:26 pm on August 11th, 2010

    I would say the Overpaid Crybabies, but that would apply to all of the NBA teams.

  44. GravatarBruce
    12:35 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Let’s be serious. They should be called either the New York Nets or the Brooklyn Nets. Or if Nets is unacceptable, then the Brooklyn Baskets.

  45. Gravatarcw
    12:36 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Clippers, essentially, they are NY’s version of LA’s ‘other’ team

  46. GravatarErikDK
    12:51 pm on August 11th, 2010

    BROOKLYN EMPIRE

  47. GravatarTOM
    12:55 pm on August 11th, 2010

    BROOKLYN RIMS

  48. GravatarChazz
    1:12 pm on August 11th, 2010

    How about this…..Brooklyn Bombers……or Brooklyn Blues…..Brooklyn B-Boyz…….Brooklyn Breakers…….Brooklyn Boogie……Brooklyn Bison…..Brooklyn Blaze or Brooklyn Giants…….It would be cool to have a throw back name like Giants…..but Nyets IS pure genious!!!…Haha!!

  49. GravatarJackie
    1:32 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Spaminators!
    Brooklyn Meatballs!
    The guys from Brooklyn!
    The Brooklyn Teapots!
    OR……. The Brooklyn Rappers Who Can Actually Ball

  50. Gravatarbillybob
    1:37 pm on August 11th, 2010

    How about the Brooklyn NYETS ?????

  51. GravatarAnthony
    1:57 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Empires

  52. GravatarArty Moreno
    2:31 pm on August 11th, 2010

    New York Nets of Brooklyn

  53. GravatarJoplin
    3:05 pm on August 11th, 2010

    The Throwback Jerseys

  54. GravatarMatt
    3:23 pm on August 11th, 2010

    “Why even have a nickname”

    I actually like this idea a lot. Have no nickname at all. Just be called BROOKLYN.

  55. GravatarBrooklyn Bloods
    4:01 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Red And Black

  56. GravatarAnonymous
    4:10 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn’s Finest

  57. GravatarBill
    4:20 pm on August 11th, 2010

    How about the Brooklyn Not Manhattan But Not The Bronx Either.

  58. GravatarHoward
    5:27 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Knights

  59. GravatarAndy
    5:51 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Czars

  60. GravatarDave
    6:22 pm on August 11th, 2010

    I was thinking Brooklyn Cellar Dwellers, which they’ll be for several more seasons.

    Another thought is Brooklyn Bridge Jumpers, or just as appropriate, the Brooklyn-Queens Express(way)

  61. GravatarRick Chandler
    6:22 pm on August 11th, 2010

    So Brooklyn Nyets it is.

  62. GravatarShannon
    6:43 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Didnt about ten years ago they want to change their name to the New Jersey Fire Dragons?

  63. Gravatarsam
    7:06 pm on August 11th, 2010

    the brooklyn air

    i dont remember nj finding the net too often..

  64. GravatarTom
    7:08 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Boroughs
    Brooklyn Coneys

  65. GravatarNate
    7:34 pm on August 11th, 2010

    New Jersey Situation

  66. Gravatarstuben
    7:55 pm on August 11th, 2010

    brooklyn blitz.
    brooklyn cosmos

  67. GravatarBravo
    8:01 pm on August 11th, 2010

    I kinda like the “Brooklyn Czars” too…..or just plain “Brooklyn”…..

  68. Gravatarsteveg785
    8:01 pm on August 11th, 2010

    “THE NEW YORK LIGHTNING”

  69. Gravatarsteveg785
    8:04 pm on August 11th, 2010

    “NEW YORK METROSTARS”

  70. Gravatarsteveg785
    8:10 pm on August 11th, 2010

    “THE RED STARS OF BROOKLYN”

  71. Gravatarsteveg785
    8:12 pm on August 11th, 2010

    “THE CROOKLYNS OF BROOKLYN”

  72. Gravatarjustin
    8:16 pm on August 11th, 2010

    brooklyn heights, brooklyn mafia, brooklyn shooters, brooklyn sucks

  73. GravatarChrisL
    8:26 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bolsheviks

  74. GravatarPaul
    8:34 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Pizza

  75. GravatarMary
    8:45 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bridges

  76. GravatarArthur Landes
    9:43 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Kings (i.e. they reside in Kings County)

  77. GravatarCHICK HEARN
    10:15 pm on August 11th, 2010

    The Brooklyn Blue Balls

  78. Gravatarazpizu
    10:18 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bratva

  79. GravatarBenny Tocamela
    10:37 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Red Stars
    CSKA Brooklyn

  80. GravatarBenny Tocamela
    10:39 pm on August 11th, 2010

    ooo the New Jersey Shore lol the logo a closed fist. russian style lol

  81. GravatarSam
    11:07 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Iron Curtain?

  82. Gravataranonymous
    11:25 pm on August 11th, 2010

    Oligopolists

  83. Gravatarcharlesf77
    11:45 pm on August 11th, 2010

    @Spectre - You’re about 38 years too late. There used to be an ABA team in San Diego with that name. 2 of their coaches were K.C. Jones and Wilt Chamberlain. Their best player was Caldwell Jones.

    http://www.remembertheaba.com/San-Diego-Conquistadors.html
    —————————————————-
    Can we please have a professional sports team called The Conquistadors?

    Spectre
    9:37 pm on August 10th, 2010

  84. Gravatarcharlesf77
    11:47 pm on August 11th, 2010

    How about the Brooklyn Bums?

  85. GravatarJames E. Stephenson
    1:02 am on August 12th, 2010

    Prefix is Brooklyn:
    Bolsheviks
    Bombers
    Ballers
    Brigade
    Battalion

  86. GravatarJim Stephenson Jr.
    1:03 am on August 12th, 2010

    Prefix is Brooklyn:
    Barrage
    Blitz
    B-Bops
    Brotherhood
    Brothers
    Bros
    Breakers
    Bazookas
    Battlers

  87. GravatarJAYNSILENTBOB
    1:19 am on August 12th, 2010

    THE ONLY REASON PPL KNOW ABOUT US IS BECAUSE JAY-Z OWNS A PERCENTAGEZ

  88. Gravatarlakerslakers
    1:39 am on August 12th, 2010

    New Jersey Shore

  89. GravatarJim Stephenson
    1:44 am on August 12th, 2010

    Blood Money (Translation of the Russian Word above)
    Butz
    Bloods
    Blarney Stoners
    Borsht
    Blood Brothers
    Boarders (Surf)
    Boogie Boarders

  90. Gravatarsean p
    1:49 am on August 12th, 2010

    brooklyn bears with a black home jersey with red trim, seems fitting. black bears are big in russia. brooklyn kgb’s, an ak crossed w/ vodka as the logo, is also fitting they love vodka and aks.

  91. Gravatarsean p
    1:49 am on August 12th, 2010

    reply

  92. GravatarBob
    2:48 am on August 12th, 2010

    The Brooklyn Red Hooks

  93. GravatarMizzy
    3:15 am on August 12th, 2010

    Brooklyn Ice…. since the NBA seems to be a fan of names with no S’s (Jazz, Heat, Magic, Thunder)

  94. GravatarThat U
    3:28 am on August 12th, 2010

    GET IN THE CAR

  95. GravatarDavid
    3:33 am on August 12th, 2010

    Brooklyn Cosmonauts

  96. GravatarLO BATTLE
    5:23 am on August 12th, 2010

    THE BROOKLYN HOOPS
    THE BROOKLYN BREAKERS
    THE BROOKLYN SWISH

  97. GravatarHank
    5:25 am on August 12th, 2010

    The New York Anti-Knicks

  98. GravatarJer
    6:38 am on August 12th, 2010

    Brooklyn Zoo

  99. GravatarMad John
    7:53 am on August 12th, 2010

    Dynamo Brooklyn
    Lokomotiv Brooklyn
    Spartak Brooklyn

  100. GravatarJOE
    8:24 am on August 12th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bolsheviks

  101. GravatarCharles Clifford
    8:53 am on August 12th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bad Daddies!

  102. GravatarBOB
    9:10 am on August 12th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bagels

  103. GravatarZingy
    10:03 am on August 12th, 2010

    BROOKLYN GERBIL FELCHERS

  104. GravatarChris
    10:46 am on August 12th, 2010

    BROOKLYN STALINS

  105. GravatarLIVEfrom718
    12:14 pm on August 12th, 2010

    I really think that they’ll stick with the Nets, it’s kind of classic at this point. Ya know at one time it was the New York Nets when they played on the island but they’ll definitely use Brooklyn. One thing I’ve been hearing is possibly changing it to Brooklynites or Brooklyn Knights so it’s sounds like you’re from Brooklyn… I’m still digging the Brooklyn Nets!

  106. Gravatarrose'
    1:49 pm on August 12th, 2010

    i like Brooklyn Ballers!!

  107. Gravatarscott
    4:11 pm on August 12th, 2010

    Nyets.

  108. Gravatarjmr
    9:20 pm on August 12th, 2010

    GO REDS!!!!! BOO CARDS!!!!

  109. Gravatard00d
    9:56 pm on August 12th, 2010

    Brooklyn Hammer & Sickles?

  110. GravatarHapyending
    10:26 am on August 14th, 2010

    Brooklyn Eagles.

    Historic Brooklyn name.

  111. Gravatarjetsguy5
    12:05 am on August 21st, 2010

    brooklyn stingers

  112. GravatarTed
    2:38 pm on December 16th, 2010

    How bout the Brooklyn MC’s?