NBA The Best Brooklyn Nets To Have Their Numbers Retired  

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List Rules Vote up the best Brooklyn Nets players to have their legendary number retired for all time.

These Brooklyn Nets players have all had their numbers retired. After making a big impact while playing for the team, players such as Buck Williams and Julius Erving had their numbers retired. But not every player in the NBA gets their number retired, it is an honor bestowed upon the best players of a franchise. Which of these athletes are the greatest Brooklyn Nets players? This list is only for Brooklyn Nets players with retired numbers. Coaches and managers have had their numbers retired as well but we're here to determine the best Brooklyn Nets players that have had their number retired for all time.

All of the players to have their numbers retired by the Nets have played while they were either the New York Nets based out of Long Island or as the New Jersey Nets.

Although these are undoubtedly great players, not all of them have been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite having their numbers retired. The Brooklyn Nets players that have been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame are noted below. Vote up the Brooklyn Nets players with retired numbers that you think made the biggest contribution to the team.

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Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets To Have Their Numbers Retired
Small forward

Number: 32 

Years with franchise: 1973–1976

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets To Have Their Numbers Retired
Point guard

Number: 5

Years with franchise: 2001–2008

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets To Have Their Numbers Retired
Shooting guard

Number: 3

Years with franchise: 1991–1993

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets To Have Their Numbers Retired
Power forward

Number: 52

Years With Franchise: 1981–1989

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Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets To Have Their Numbers Retired
Point guard

Number: 25

Years with franchise: 1969–1976

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John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets To Have Their Numbers Retired
Shooting guard

Number: 23

Years with franchise: 1973–198