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The Nets won't be moving (back) to New York until next October when they arrive as the Brooklyn Nets. But expect the New York Nets to make an appearance in the NBA this season. The Nets are one of eight teams that will wear retro ("Hardwood Classic") uniforms during the 2011-12 season, starting February 6.

The uniforms will honor ABA teams either linked to their current franchise or which previously played in their home city.

For the Nets, of course, that would be the red, white and blue uniform with stars running down the side, the kind made famous by Dr. J during the Nets two championship seasons in 1974 and 1976. The Nets will be wearing their retro uniforms February 6 vs. the Bulls; February 11 vs. the Spurs; February 15 vs. the Grizzlies; February 22 vs. the Magic and March 7 vs. the Clippers.

As Trey Kerby of Basketball Jones writes in his review of the eight, "So great. Best of the bunch, I’d say. Plus, it gives us all a chance to get used to the Nets rocking New York stuff on their chests, which will be helpful for next season. Always good to be prepared".