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Nets Planning New Jersey Farewell

New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets

The Nets are slowly rolling out their plans for the team's last home game in New Jersey on April 23. The program for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets included a page promoting "this celebratory evening" --when the Nets face the 76ers-- will include "special guest appearances by past Nets players and coaches, video tributes, giveaways and more!" What more? Maybe a return by Gary Sussman to the announcer's seat.

Among the players listed: Kenny Anderson, Otis Birdsong, Darwin Cook, Derrick Coleman, Kendall Gill, Albert King, Kerry Kittles, Chris Morris and Mike O'Koren. Many of the players who starred in the last decade are still playing, of course, and won't be available. One player who the Nets should bring back once they've made the move, the New York Times writes, is Julius Erving, who the Philadelphia 76ers have embraced lately more than the Nets.