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Nets bring back iconic Stars & Stripes jersey team used when playing on Long Island

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The classic jersey that Julius “Dr. J” Erving donned during his playing time with the Nets is being reborn by the franchise.

The Brooklyn Nets made the announcement today the iconic jersey will be their Classic Edition uniform this season.

These Stars & Stripes uniforms were first introduced during the 1972 season when the Nets moved to the new Nassau Coliseum from West Hempstead’s Island Garden.

The Nets, a part of the ABA at the time, were led by Erving to two championships in these threads in 1974 and 1976.

While playing on Long Island, the Nets were called the New York Nets and the jersey had “New York” across the chest. That was changed to say “Nets” when the team moved to New Jersey for the 1977-78 season.