This may fit into the "old news" category for most Utahns, but for those outside the Wasatch Front, the Utah Jazz will be sporting new uniforms this year.
They're going back to the classic "music note" logo from their origins in New Orleans and the first several years in Utah.
It is the right time to bring this look back.
The Jazz left the "music note" behind for the first time in the late '90s when they opted for the newer "mountain" uniforms. I was in favor of the change at the time. I'm pretty sure they were the last team in the NBA that hadn't tried to do something new with their logo and uniform. So, I was glad they were getting with the times. Still, I was equally glad to see that look go. It was pretty bad.
Then the Jazz went to their most recent collection of "blues." For some reason, a lot of Jazz fans didn't embrace this look. They didn't see the connection of the new look to the team or city.
I seem to recall the late Larry H. Miller saying about that version of the uniform, that he wanted them to evoke a classic, almost collegiate look. I actually quite liked the blue uniforms and was not anxious to see it go. I thought it was sharp. I mean, as long as you're going to insist on keeping a nickname like "Jazz" (that has nothing to do with where the team resides--and everything to do with where the team formerly resided), you can at least have some classy threads.
With all that said, I welcome this new look. It looks like the old classic Jazz uniform except that the old purple has been replaced by a dark blue. To my eyes, it looks darker than royal blue, but lighter than Navy. I think it looks sharp with the gold, green and white trim.
Also, given the significant shuffling of the Jazz roster this summer, not least of which includes the leaving of leading scorer Carlos Boozer for "greener" pastures, it does feel like the right time for a reboot of some sort; a little out with the old and in with the new (i.e. welcome Al Jefferson).