Utah Jazz to change team's base colors to black and white, owner hints

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Oct 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 18:29:13-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz are apparently set to get a new look, and jettison a ton of colors fans are accustomed to seeing on the court at Vivint Arena.

At a Silicon Slopes event Wednesday, owner Ryan Smith said the future of the Jazz brand will be based on the colors black and white.

Smith said he is making the change after a conversation he had with minority owner Dwyane Wade, who claimed his mother couldn't figure out what the Jazz colors were.

“I’ll never forget when you called me and you were like, ‘Hey, my mom wants to know what the Jazz colors are, and we can’t figure it out,’” Smith said.

In addition to black and white, a yellow accent will also be included in the future look. The report referenced the team's 2021-22 schedule that features black, white and yellow as a sign about Smith's intentions.

Any change won't be immediate as the NBA and Nike, the company that provides team uniforms, need to be given time to make uniform adjustments. Until the request is made and confirmed, the team's uniforms will remain as they have over the last few seasons.