Jazz players debut new jerseys

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz went back to the future Monday night, unveiling its new jerseys and logo at a fashion show outside EnergySolutions Arena.

C.J. Miles and Ronnie Price were the high-priced models for the home jerseys -- which are white with navy blue and gold trim.

But the biggest applause of the night was for the new road jerseys, and the player modeling them. The newest Jazzman, Al Jefferson, made his first public appearance -- and got his first taste of "Jazzmania" -- as he modeled his navy blue uniform.

"It was amazing, man, to see all these people show up for the new look, the new uniform," Jefferson said. "I hate to see opening night. I know opening night is gonna be real crazy. So, I'm really excited to see all these fans out here.

KSL's Rod Zundel asked Paul Millsap which he liked better: the home jerseys or the road jerseys.

"I like both of them," Millsap said. "You know, the blue ones look real good. Since I got it on right now, these look real good."

"We hope they play as well as the uniforms look," Head Coach Jerry Sloan said.

"They say you look good, you play good, right? That's the saying, so I guess that's why they did it. They think we needed something else to help us," Miles said.

The new jerseys are now on sale to the public. The Jazz will test them out on the court during their first preseason game, at home against the Portland Trail Blazers, Oct 7.


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