The Utah Jazz became the second NBA team to announce a logo/uniform change after the Sacramento Kings unveiled their new logo earlier this month. The Jazz did change their logo (sort of). Gone is their longtime mountain/basketball logo and in its place is the promoted secondary logo that is the stylized Jazz wordmark with the J serving as a music note with a basketball attached. This was the team’s primary logo from 1979-96 with slightly different colors.
The big story,however,are the Jazz’s new uniforms. While the primary home and road uniforms had some minor alterations in regards to fonts and trim.The home uniforms still read JAZZ in purple with the green numerals on the front and back and the road uniforms read JAZZ in white with gold numerals on the front and back.,the primary green alternate road uniform had a change where they now read UTAH on the front of the jersey in white instead of JAZZ. The numerals are gold on the front and back of the jersey.
The uniform that’s being talked about,though,is the secondary alternate Jazz uniform. The purple jersey is sleeved (Yuck!) with horizontal gold,green and white stripes across the front with the gold numerals on the right shoulder of the jersey and the secondary logo on the left shoulder. The same stripes also appear one of leg of the shorts which are also purple. The design is meant to duplicate the look of the Jazz’s shooting shirts from long ago.
The main three uniforms haven’t changed too much,which I like because the Jazz have had some decent looking uniforms the last few years. I like that they went back to having their former logo be their new primary logo as they’ve used it more than the primary logo anyway,it was only a matter of time. Honestly I want to like the striped alternate jerseys,but there’s those fucking sleeves attached to them and as my readers have long known I have been against sleeved jerseys from day one. I think if the sleeves were ditched, they’d look a lot better.
Overall,I give the Jazz’s updates a Thumbs Up!