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A Trip Down Memory Lane Brings Hope

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The Nets had a series of bad seasons in an antiquated gym. No one came to games. Their owner was going broke. Then, a new owner arrived. He first moved the team to a temporary home, then a new arena. Sound familiar? It should. That's the history of the New York Nets of the ABA. And the best part: Within a few years, the Nets traded for one of the game's great players and won two ABA titles in three years.