SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz today officially unveiled four new uniform sets and two complementary basketball courts to be deployed in the 2022-23 season, featuring the inspiring return of the Purple Mountain design last worn regularly during the most celebrated era of the team history.
Jazz social media unveiled the Nike uniform collection, featuring purple as the primary uniform and white, black and yellow alternate colorways, in a breathtaking video featuring jazz player Jordan Clarkson and a dedicated microsite at www.purpleisback.com this morning.
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— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) June 17, 2022
The new Jazz jerseys are currently available for presale online at the Utah Jazz Team Store. Additional merchandise such as shirts, hats and novelties can now be purchased in person at Vivint Arena in the Utah Jazz Team Store weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., plus special plaza activities this Saturday.
“Purple is back and here to stay,” said Jim Olson, president of the Utah Jazz. “This unified collection features the return of our keystone color purple, which will be an integral part of our new designs in future Jazz seasons. Purple is loved by our fans and lives at the core of our identity. In addition to our newly painted runways, these fresh yet familiar looks speak to our great history and dynamic future.”
One of the team’s three original Mardi Gras colors, purple has been embedded in the Jazz color palette since its inception in New Orleans in 1974. The return of the Purple Mountain design next season reflects the proud history of the franchise and its goal to recreate the next era of success.
The design, with its prominent white-to-purple gradient mountain, was featured from 1996-2004, a period that included back-to-back trips to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. It was briefly revived in 2019- 20 as the Classic Edition uniform.
The ’90s Jazz wordmark is on the chest with white numbers underneath. The shorts highlight the white mountain range on the left leg, the secondary ‘UJ’ branding on the right leg and the tertiary snowflake basketball logo on the waistband.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) June 17, 2022
In addition to the classic Purple Mountain, the unified lineup includes a white version with the Jazz Note centerpiece, a black edition with UTAH lettering on the chest, and a yellow version with JAZZ on the chest. Each kit has enlarged jersey numbers on the front and back and retains the familiar slanted side panels. A satin sheen material emphasizes the neck, arm and leg tape.
The music-inspired Jazz Note features prominently in the white uniform design, and the color is elevated to a level that is sharp and eye-catching like a bright high note. The black uniform takes the recent “Dark Mode” jersey and brings it back to its two most contrasting elements.
The 5 For The Fight jersey patch, which is sponsored by Qualtrics and supports groundbreaking cancer research, is once again featured on the left chest of the uniforms and remains the only cause-related jersey patch in the NBA.
Two companion lanes have been created in Vivint Arena, named after Larry H. Miller. The classic Purple Mountain logo will feature prominently in the midfield with a purple touch. The surrounding purple border has a new white UTAH JAZZ wordmark on the baselines.
The iconic Jazz Note will be featured on the center court on the second floor wearing a black apron and yellow UTAH JAZZ wordmark. The wood panels are given a unique angle instead of the typical horizontal look, and merge with the Jazz Note which will be displayed in chrome.
Both courts will have logos for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, with players checking into a game as a nod to Utah hosting the marquee in February.