The Minnesota Timberwolves unveiled and then immediately wore their new sleeved alternate black uniforms last night at home against the Denver Nuggets. The uniforms are the ones we saw leaked (along with nine other sleeved jerseys) earlier this week.
The “Lights Out” uniforms are inspired by the “rich and sophisticated Minneapolis nightlife”; they will be worn 10 times throughout the 2013-14 season.
“We think our fans are going to really embrace these new uniforms. As we continue to build our brand, it’s very important that we keep giving our fans fresh new looks and opportunities for them to identify with us.” – Timberwolves Sr. VP of Marketing Ted Johnson
The uniform features a new design element on a T-Wolves uniform, a repeating set of “M”‘s and “W”‘s along the side panel to represent the team name (Minnesota Wolves?). They were designed by adidas and Timberwolves players were involved in the design process.
Minnesota has worn several different black uniforms as an alternate for the past 2 decades, this is their first sleeved jersey in team history.