Utah Jazz Unveil New Jersey; Debuts Dec 30

The Utah Jazz unveiled a new green alternate jersey today at an open house event in Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena.

The new jersey is an homage to the green road jersey the team originally wore beginning with the 1981/82 season through the 1983-84 season.

Utah Jazz unveil their new third jersey (courtesy Utah Jazz Twitter feed, click for larger)

The Jazz have yet to finalize a schedule for when the new jersey will be worn but they do know that it will be worn for the home opener on December 30th against the Philadelphia 76ers as well as on St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th against the Golden State Warriors.

Comparing the Utah Jazz 1983 road and the new 2012 alternate

There are actually several differences between this new version of the jersey and the original.  For starters the shade of green has been darkened considerably, making this jersey much less offensive to 21st Century tastes, the script across the front of the jersey is now white with yellow accents whereas the original script was complete yellow (with some white on the basketball), the trim around the neck is now navy blue trimmed in yellow replacing the original yellow and white trim from ’84,  finally to keep consistant with the rest of their current uniform set there are yellow and blue stripes running up the sides of the jersey.