Wizards Unveil New Uniforms

John E De Freitas. | 5/10/2011, 8:24 p.m.
On Tues May 10, the Wizards administration introduced their new home and away uniforms to...
On the stage at the Wizards practice court was representation of the past and the future of the Wizards organization. Photo by John E De Freitas.

On Tues May 10, the Wizards administration introduced their new home and away uniforms to a packed Wizards practice court of invited guests. The design of the uniform is intended to be a combination of past success and the future of the team. Included on the stage to discuss the past and future of the Wizards was present owner Ted Leonsis. Representing the success of the past were Bob Dandridge and Elvin Hayes, two of the 1978 Bullets Championship team. Representing the present and future of the team were President Ernie Grunfeld, Head Coach Flip Saunders and rookies John Wall and Jordan Crawford.

"I think it's only appropriate that our teams, playing in the heart of our nation's capital, wear red, white and blue," said Ted Leonsis, on the new look. "It is gratifying that we are adopting a color scheme and introducing new team marks that illustrate our exciting future while reconnecting with our proud past."

"Our players love the new red, white and blue look and they're looking forward to wearing the new uniforms to represent our city, our fans and our franchise," said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. "It's appropriate that the Wizards, Mystics and Capitals now share their colors and the goal of bringing a championship to Washington, DC."

Irene Pollin issued a statement about the new uniforms: "I am absolutely delighted by the newly unveiled Wizards uniforms.

The return to a red, white and blue color scheme is a wonderful way to celebrate the past while looking towards the future. The revamped logos are a strong, favorable and natural evolution of the Wizards brand, and I applaud Ted Leonsis for bringing this refreshing, yet familiar look back for Wizards fans of all ages to enjoy. My heart is still with you - go Wizards!"