New Jersey Nets Playoff History

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Seasons in Newark

1978-2012

35 16 0
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

All Seasons

48 24 0
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

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New Jersey Nets Playoff Results

Year Record Result
2024 32-50 Missed Playoffs
2023 45-37 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2022 44-38 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2021 48-24 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2020 35-37 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2019 42-40 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2018 28-54 Missed Playoffs
2017 20-62 Missed Playoffs
2016 21-61 Missed Playoffs
2015 38-44 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2014 44-38 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2013 49-33 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2012 22-44 Missed Playoffs
2011 24-58 Missed Playoffs
2010 12-70 Missed Playoffs
2009 34-48 Missed Playoffs
2008 34-48 Missed Playoffs
2007 41-41 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2006 49-33 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2005 42-40 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2004 47-35 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2003 49-33 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
2002 52-30 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
2001 26-56 Missed Playoffs
2000 31-51 Missed Playoffs
1999 16-34 Missed Playoffs
1998 43-39 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1997 26-56 Missed Playoffs
1996 30-52 Missed Playoffs
1995 30-52 Missed Playoffs
1994 45-37 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1993 43-39 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1992 40-42 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1991 26-56 Missed Playoffs
1990 17-65 Missed Playoffs
1989 26-56 Missed Playoffs
1988 19-63 Missed Playoffs
1987 24-58 Missed Playoffs
1986 39-43 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1985 42-40 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1984 45-37 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1983 49-33 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1982 44-38 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1981 24-58 Missed Playoffs
1980 34-48 Missed Playoffs
1979 37-45 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1978 24-58 Missed Playoffs
1977 22-60 Missed Playoffs
Years the team was not located in Newark

New Jersey Nets History

Overview

This team is now known as the Brooklyn Nets. While in Newark, they played a total of 35 seasons between 1978 and 2012.

Have the New Jersey Nets gone by any other names?

Yes. In 1977, the team was known as the New York Nets.
In 1978, the team moved to Newark and changed their name to the New Jersey Nets.
In 2013, the team moved to New York and changed their name to the Brooklyn Nets.

What was the best start to a New Jersey Nets season?

The two best starts to a New Jersey Nets season was the 1997-98 New Jersey Nets and the 2002-03 New Jersey Nets, who both started the season at 4-0. The third best starts to a New Jersey Nets season was the 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets, the 1978-79 New Jersey Nets, the 1989-90 New Jersey Nets, the 2001-02 New Jersey Nets and the 2010-11 New Jersey Nets, who all started the season at 2-0.

What was the worst start to a New Jersey Nets season?

The worst start to a New Jersey Nets season was the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets, who started the season at 0-18. The second worst start to a season was the 2015-16 Brooklyn Nets, who started the season with 7 losses. The third worst start to a season was the 1996-97 New Jersey Nets, who started the season with 5 losses.

When was the last time the New Jersey Nets were in the playoffs?

While in Newark, the New Jersey Nets last made the playoffs in 2007, when they lost the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

When was the last time the New Jersey Nets missed the playoffs?

While in Newark, the New Jersey Nets last missed the playoffs in 2012.

When was the last time the New Jersey Nets won a playoff series?

In 2007, the New Jersey Nets beat the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference First Round.

When was the last time the New Jersey Nets won a playoff game?

The New Jersey Nets last won a playoff game on Jun 15, 2021, when they had a 114-108 win against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Since then, the Nets have lost 10 straight playoff games.

When was the last time the New Jersey Nets lost a playoff series?

In 2007, the New Jersey Nets lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

What years did the New Jersey Nets make the NBA Finals?

The New Jersey Nets have appeared in the NBA Finals 2 times, in 2002 and 2003.

How many NBA Titles have the New Jersey Nets won?

The New Jersey Nets have never won a NBA Finals. The closest they came to winning a NBA Finals was in 2002 and 2003 when they lost the Finals.

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