Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons set to revise team identities for 2016-17 NBA season, but the Pistons already gave hints of their new primary logo.
With the 2015-16 NBA season past the halfway point, the league and official outfitter adidas is already starting to plan the uniforms for next season. As early as now, some teams are set in making their adjustments heading into next season.
So far, a number of teams are slated to tweak their team identities, from the primary and alternate logos, as well as their primary and alternate uniforms in the process, according to information gathered by Twitter user @conradburry.
From a set of leaked photos he obtained from an inside source, three teams – the Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, and Detroit Pistons – are set to have new team logos and identity sets for the 2016-17 NBA season.
Right now, the source has failed to disclose any information on the new uniform and logo sets for both the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings, but a close look at the recent promotional materials by the Detroit Pistons may have given away their possible team logo for next season:
— Vasili Zografos (@vasili_pappas) February 12, 2016
— Conrad Burry 🔴🐐🎨 (@conradburry) February 12, 2016
Should this prove true, fans of the former look by the Detroit Pistons made popular from 1979 to 1996 – especially during the Bad Boys era of the late 1980s – will feel the nostalgia rushing back through their veins.
The Utah Jazz last revised their logo prior to the 2010-11 season, reviving the “music note” logo that the team last used in the 1995-96 season.
On the other hand, the Sacramento Kings will revise their logo for just the third time since moving from Kansas City in 1985, in time for the team’s move to their new downtown arena next season.
Another noticeable change implied through the information given include the Boston Celtics promoting their shamrock logo as the primary while putting the team’s long-standing “leprechaun” logo designed by Zang Auerbach in limbo.