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JabarkusRussell
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Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey

I thought no team was allowed to have a 3rd jersey until 2 years after the new uniforms are revealed? Why did PHX get to display one and not the Pelicans?

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beaumont livingston
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Dec 2009
618 posts

re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
Because they agreed to wear the short sleeve jersey.


Ellunchboxo
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
That's not a rebrand like we are.


Chad504boy
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
Because their first two sucked.


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Napoleon
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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Because they agreed to wear the short sleeve jersey.


This is the answer, any team that adopts the short sleeve jersey doesn't have to wait the normal year to add the jersey. Adidas feels that those jerseys will sell better to casual fans who feel weird wearing NBA jerseys.

(Using the high sales of football and baseball jerseys as a comparison)



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beaumont livingston
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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That's not a rebrand like we are.


A rebrand is a rebrand. They didn't tweak anything, but instead changed their jersey and logos making the old ones obsolete. The knicks did the same last season and didn't have their st. patty's day alternate.


WhoDatPelican596
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
No it isn't. That rule only applies to a name change. The franchise can change unis whenever they want


danman6336
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
THE NBA HATES NEW ORLEANS


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beaumont livingston
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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No it isn't. That rule only applies to a name change. The franchise can change unis whenever they want


When the team formerly known as the Hornets changed to the pinstripe uniforms and new horn logos, and fleur de bee logo, etc that wasn't a rebrand?


rt3
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Member since Apr 2011
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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When the team formerly known as the Hornets changed to the pinstripe uniforms and new horn logos, and fleur de bee logo, etc that wasn't a rebrand?

it was... and the team had to wait to unveil the gold and the mardi gras unis


WhoDatPelican596
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
No it wasn't! We kept our name and color scheme. No rebrand involves. However, I do believe I was wrong about the rules. When uniforms are changed, you have to wait a year or two to change them. We got our yellow alternates two years after our old uni change


rt3
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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No it wasn't! We kept our name and color scheme. No rebrand involves. However, I do believe I was wrong about the rules. When uniforms are changed, you have to wait a year or two to change them. We got our yellow alternates two years after our old uni change

it was a total redo of the look.

remember the blue color was changed (from teal to "creole" blue) and purple was pretty much done away with completely

team wordmark was changed

while the dribbling hornet was still the primary logo... it essentially moved to the back burner (with minor changes to it) with the fleur-de-bee becoming the main 1... also the new NOLA trumpet logo took an integral spot in the look

uniforms were overhauled (which is the main reason we couldn't have a 3rd uniform for a year)

got a new court design

while the name itself wasn't changed... the brand was... in essence the Hornets did go through a post-Katrina rebrand after coming back home
This post was edited on 8/22 at 10:16 pm


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SammyTiger
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
MAybe we dodged a bullet on this one.


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Broski
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Member since Jun 2011
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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That rule only applies to a name change


Wrong, why do you think the gold jerseys went away for two years after we changed our uniforms in 2008?


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ebouillion
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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I thought no team was allowed to have a 3rd jersey until 2 years after the new uniforms are revealed? Why did PHX get to display one and not the Pelicans?

we just re-branded so we have to wait one or two years. Same thing OKC had to do and this year they got them sh***y navy blue jerseys.


Napoleon
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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we just re-branded so we have to wait one or two years. Same thing OKC had to do and this year they got them sh***y navy blue jerseys.


BUT, if we wanted an alternate with sleeves we could of had them this year. The NBA and ADIDAS are trying to push that new jersey and allowed any team to have a sleeved alternate with no wait, only five signed on.

The whole idea is to sell more jerseys. They feel tank top jerseys can never be as 'fashionable' to the average fan as sleeved jerseys like NFL and MLB.



HeadyBrosevelt
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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The whole idea is to sell more jerseys. They feel tank top jerseys can never be as 'fashionable' to the average fan as sleeved jerseys like NFL and MLB.


NBA jerseys are much more prevalent than MLB (nationwide, obviously not just in New Orleans)


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tubucoco
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2007
23004 posts

re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
Then let's do it. Keep the Mardi Gras jersey alive. Go short sleeve.


tgr4ever
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re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
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Then let's do it. Keep the Mardi Gras jersey alive. Go short sleeve.


HeadyBrosevelt
Hawaii Fan
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Member since Jan 2013
20430 posts

re: Lack of a 3rd Alternate Jersey
Short sleeves fricking blow


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