Here's what's different about the new Utah Jazz uniforms

Here's what's different about the new Utah Jazz uniforms

SALT LAKE CITY — Coinciding with Nike becoming the NBA’s new jersey supplier, it was announced earlier this summer that each team would have four new jersey combinations for the 2017-2018 season.

Last week, Utah Jazz team president Steve Starks said in a radio interview on 1280 The Zone that the squad’s first two combinations would be released soon, and on Wednesday the “Association” and “Icon” threads were unveiled.

It was widely expected that the first two would be similar to the uniforms the Jazz wore last season, which is the case. The “Association” (white) edition’s most notable difference is that the trim around the neckline is now just blue instead of yellow and blue.

Similarly on the “Icon’ (blue) edition, the biggest change is that the trim around the neckline and arms is now just yellow instead of white and yellow like it was last season. Both uniforms will have the “5 For The Fight” patch on the upper right side to raise awareness for cancer research.

When Nike officially became the league’s jersey partner, it was announced that teams will no longer exclusively wear their white jerseys at home and colored jerseys on the road, but home teams will choose which ones they wear for each game.

The jerseys are touted as being more player-friendly, with mesh materials that wick sweat and dry faster. Each uniform is made partially out of recycled PET bottles.

A website created for the unveiling of Utah’s jerseys notes that the third will be unveiled sometime this fall, with the fourth coming in “Winter 2017.”

For reference, here’s last year’s uniforms.

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Published at Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:50:00 +0000