SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – As the Utah Jazz celebrate their 40th season in Utah, the team is dipping into its past for a throwback look.
The Jazz will wear their original purple and gold jerseys from their first season in Utah back in 1979 for nine games this coming season.
The Classic Edition uniforms feature the original Utah Jazz logo in gold and white on the front chest of the jersey, and the original J-Note logo is placed on the front left leg of the shorts.
The Jazz wore these jerseys from 1979-1995.
Multiple images of the purple Classic Edition uniforms and the entire Utah Jazz Nike Uniform Collection can be viewed at www.nba.com/jazz/nike1819.
“These classic jerseys are an instant visual connection to our rich and storied past in the state of Utah,” said Bart Sharp, senior vice president of marketing for the Utah Jazz. “Our 40th season celebration is a natural time to reflect on the past and all we have shared together with the fans of Utah, but it’s also an opportunity to look ahead to what is undoubtedly an exciting time for this franchise and the entire state.”
This season, the Jazz will wear their Classic Edition jerseys five times at home and four times on the road for a total of nine games:
- Nov. 7, 2018 vs. Dallas
- Dec. 6, 2018 vs. Houston
- Dec. 10, 2018 at Oklahoma City
- Dec. 21, 2018 at Portland
- Jan. 9, 2019 vs. Orlando
- March 4, 2019 vs. New Orleans
- March 13, 2019 at Phoenix
- April 1, 2019 vs. Charlotte
- April 7, 2019 at L.A. Lakers
The Jazz tip off the 2018-19 season October 17th at Sacramento.