The Utah Jazz unveiled a refreshed look for their jerseys and logos for the upcoming 2016-17 basketball season on Thursday. So far, on social media, reactions have been mixed.
At first glance, it doesn’t look like there is much change (besides the Pride jersey, of course – more on that in a minute). The new look is an update to the existing home and road jerseys with a slight homage to older Jazz warm-up uniforms and classic Jazz logos.
Not only do the jerseys and logos get an update, the court is also updated with a look that calls back to the courts the Utah Jazz played on at the Salt Palace and early years of the Delta Center. Solid navy blue surrounds the court and now the painted area inside the key has been changed from green to navy.
The biggest, most obvious change announced Thursday is the Pride jersey. According to the <a href=”http://www.nba.com/jazz/newlook” target=”_blank”>team’s website</a>, for the first time in team history the Utah Jazz will have an alternate jersey featuring sleeves as part of the NBA’s Pride Uniform program. Multiple teams in the NBA already have jerseys with the sleeves and now Utah will have one of their own.
Besides the sleeves, the navy jersey features thick stripes of gold, green and white across the chest and across the right leg of the shorts. The design is an homage to the coloring of classic Jazz warmups worn by Karl Malone, John Stockton and Adrian Dantley.
No longer does the logo scheme use a mountainscape; it’s completely eliminated from all logo variations. The new designs hone in on the tri-colored basketball with navy, green and gold colors and the Jazz note concept. The primary logo for the team will be the classic Utah Jazz wordmark with Utah appearing above the double Z’s.
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