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Utah Jazz unveil new uniforms, logos and court design

SALT LAKE CITY — What's old is new again for the Utah Jazz.

On Thursday, the NBA franchise introduced an updated look for the 2016-17 season and beyond with a fresh logo, a variety of new secondary logos, uniform changes and a different decor for the Larry H. Miller court at Vivint Arena.

The Jazz meshed the past with the present in coming up with this modernized look. The team's primary colors remain navy blue, green and yellow, but the organization bid farewell to the mountain backdrop that has been part of the logo scheme since 1996.

The team's primary logo includes the J-note Jazz with Utah on top of the double Zs. Secondary logos include a dark blue circle with the words "Utah Jazz basketball" inscribed in the interior and a green, yellow and blue basketball with white trim in the middle. Other logos include the J-note, a basketball in the team colors and the traditional Jazz with a J-note.

The team's new home and away uniforms were altered slightly from the past as the lines on the side in Utah's colors come to a point part way down the jersey and up the shorts.

The Jazz have an alternate green uniform once again, although this one has the word "Utah" spelled out in white letters with yellow numbers.

Fans were split over the fourth uniform that was introduced. The soccer-like uniform features navy blue shorts with green, yellow and white stripes on the right leg and a sleeved jersey with similarly colored horizontal lines across the chest, below a J-note and the yellow numbers.

Some fans called the sleeved uniform — described by the Jazz as their "Pride" uniform — "sick" (meaning cool) and "horrific" (meaning not cool), among other descriptions on both sides of the spectrum.

The team mentioned that the sleeved uniforms are a nod to the old warm-ups with horizontal colored stripes the Jazz used to wear.

The court will also have a fresh look, with the sidelines, baselines and keys all painted dark blue. Center court will feature the Jazz's blue, green and yellow ball. Each side of the court will also include a large J-note.

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