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Nets start process to change team nickname: The Brooklyn...?

The New Jersey Nets are about to go the way of the Buffalo Braves and the Syracuse Nationals.

Not only is the team moving, but also this week they officially filed paperwork with the league to change the name of the franchise, according to the New York Daily News. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said he was thinking of changing the name, but clearly was more than just toying with the idea.

It will be a couple of years before the change can take place -- right about the time the team moves into its new home in Brooklyn. For the record, any new name would need the approval of the other owners.

So what do they go with: The Brooklyn....

My favorite suggestion so far comes from ESPN’s Tony Reali: The Brooklyn Deckers. Not sure how Andy Roddick would feel about that, though.