The final New Jersey Nets logo is such a bold and stoic logo with a 3-D shield and the basketball popping out of the shield. The ring around the basketball or the hoop is a nice design touch. The other three previously logos are OK, however, the first or the carryover logo from New York is the best of the bunch.
1998 - 2012
The Nets brought back the shield concept from their first logo while keeping the basketball that has been part of all but one. Most significantly, the team changed its color scheme for the first time: deepening the red and swapping royal blue for navy, also adding silver and dark grey.
1991 - 1997
The red, white and blue gradient featured an all caps block “NETS” floating above a basketball that shared the same hues, hearkening back to the team’s time in the ABA.
1979 - 1990
The Nets incorporated the state silhouette into a completely redesigned logo, doing away with the wordmark “nets” for a block lettered “Nets” in white, against a red and blue circle. In addition, a wordmark in the upper right corner “New Jersey” in white.
For the team’s first season in New Jersey, the team dropped the block “NY,” keeping the familiar wordmark “nets” and the lettering is enlarged and darkened, now black rather than blue. A wordmark “NEW JERSEY” “BASKETBALL” in white above and below the scripted “nets.”