SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz are keeping the red-rock inspired jersey design this season — they'll just be a little darker.
On Monday, the Jazz revealed their "dark mode" 2020-21 City Edition jerseys in what they call "the evolution of the gradient, red-rock theme."
The jersey, which is predominantly black, features the popular gradient bands that were popularized on Utah's original City Edition jersey on the top half of the jersey and the left leg of the shorts. The Jazz state logo, which is the outline of the state of Utah embedded within the basketball lines from the primary Jazz logo, is on the opposite leg.
The Delicate Arch graphic — which has been showcased on the corresponding city edition court — is featured on the waistband of the new jersey.
"Our original City Edition uniforms, which featured cascading color bands as the primary design element, have been some of the most popular and best-selling jerseys in franchise history since they were first released in the 2017-18 season," said Bart Sharp, senior vice president of marketing for the Jazz.
City Edition jerseys were originally meant to have a one-year life cycle, but the gradient theme was so well received that the Jazz petitioned the NBA to allow them to bring them back for another season — and then another one on top of that.
And with Monday's reveal, the team gets to keep the theme of the jersey that has become beloved among the fan base.
"Our latest take on this theme continues to represent how this team belongs to the entire state, as these Jazz uniforms remain the only ones with 'Utah' emblazoned across the chest," Sharp said.
The jersey, which is the first predominantly black Utah uniform since the alternate worn by the late 90's, early 2000 teams, will go on sale on Dec. 3.