The Charlotte Hornets unveiled their new uniforms for the 2014-15 NBA season on Thursday morning, releasing promotional pictures via social media. Designed by owner Michael Jordan's Nike subsidiary company, Jordan Brand, and produced by Adidas, the NBA's official outfitter, the Hornets uniforms blend the franchise's old identity with a modern touch. Although the uniforms lack the pinstripes that adorned the original Hornets' look in the '90s, the new identity is far more superior than the now-defunct Bobcats.
The home white uniforms have a teal Hornets wordmark outlined in purple across the chest, purple numbers, and purple, teal, and Carolina blue stripes down the left side. Similarly, the purple away uniforms feature the Hornets wordmark, but with white lettering and outlined in teal, teal numbers, and white, purple, and Carolina blue stripes down the side. The shorts on both jerseys feature the Hornets Queen City logo.
The team also released images of a teal alternate uniform, despite the NBA's rule that discourages teams from using an alternate until two years after their rebrand. The jersey, which says Charlotte across the chest, uses the same template as the other two uniforms, but features the Hornets secondary logo on the shorts. Promotional pictures of all three uniforms are below.
In addition, the new court design at Time Warner Cable Arena will be unveiled one week from today at the team's draft day party.