Hornets

Charlotte Hornets unveil new uniforms

Posted June 19, 2014

Charlotte Hornets uniforms

— The Charlotte Hornets are back, and they've got new uniforms to prove it. 

One month after officially changing their name back to the Hornets, the team unveiled its new duds Thursday during a news conference at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The team will have white home uniforms, purple road uniforms and a teal alternate that can be worn in either location. The home and road uniforms feature the word “Hornets” on the front, while the alternate jersey says “Charlotte.”

Manufactured by Adidas, the uniforms will include stripes on the left side only. The shorts feature the team’s one-color silhouette logo on the waistband and a cell pattern on the bottom left leg with either a secondary or alternate logo. In addition, the bottom right leg includes tone-on-tone lettering that says “Charlotte” on the home and road uniforms and “Hornets” on the alternate, meaning the words “Charlotte” and “Hornets” will both appear somewhere on each of the uniforms.

“It was important for us that our new uniforms reflect the heritage and history of the original Hornets both visually and philosophically, while also having aspects of the evolution to a new brand,” Hornets Sports & Entertainment President and COO Fred Whitfield said in a statement. “We wanted a look that was sharp and precise, echoing the attributes of our team. We are elated to unveil our new look to our fans and hope they are as excited by the uniforms as we are.”

The teal alternate uniform can be worn 16 to 20 times per season. 

The uniforms were designed in collaboration with senior executives within the Hornets organization; Jordan Brand, a division of Nike; and the NBA’s Global Merchandising Group.

Fans can begin pre-ordering jerseys in August at the Hornets Fan Shop. Jerseys are expected to arrive in late September. 

A new playing floor design will be released next week, and the team name will get its first game action during the 2014 Summer League in Las Vegas. Hugo the Hornet, the popular mascot for the team, returned June 5.

Pete Guelli, the team's new executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer, told The Associated Press last month that 90 percent of last season's ticket holders have renewed for the 2014-15 campaign.

6 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Jeanne Gunn Jun 19, 2014

    I like the home one the best, and have to agree with 903 - that pinstripe uni is sharp.

  • Doc Holliday Jun 19, 2014

    View quoted thread



    Agreed, T...nice unis.

  • UpChuck Jun 19, 2014

    View quoted thread


    Nailed it. I was kind of expecting something of that ilk, instead I got something like this...oh, well.

  • 903 Born 2 B Hated, Dying 2 B Lo Jun 19, 2014

    why bother going back to the hornets if you aren't going to bring back the pinstripes?

    Form Image

  • 37 Jun 19, 2014

    The home uniform is nice. The others? Nope. The numbers on the purple and teal unis need to be outlined in white to show up better from a distance.

  • Toddler10-21 Jun 19, 2014

    Like em all. Hope the Hornets return to the success they had in the 90's.

  • PGA Golf: Quicken Loans National

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: Quicken Loans National

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Tour Special: PGA Tour 2015: Playing with a Purpose

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: WGC – Bridgestone Invitational

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: WGC – Bridgestone Invitational

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Washington Nationals at NY Mets

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Washington Nationals at NY Mets

    Sunday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

RBC Canadian Open (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1J. Day-17F
2B. Watson-16F
3D. Hearn-15F
4J. Furyk-14F
5tS. Cink-13F
5tT. Hoge-13F
7tA. Hadwin-12F
7tA. Cook-12F
7tM. Kuchar-12F
7tC. Hoffman-12F
View Full Leaderboard
 
Paul Lawrie (EURO)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
QUESNE v Lewis33 up
HEND v Singh22 up
Kieffer v Hoey00 and 18
Broberg v Finch00 and 18
Ramsay v Kapur00 and 18
Carlsson v Molinari00 and 18
Fitzpatrick v Dredge00 and 18
Uihlein v Wilson00 and 18
Wood v Kruger00 and 18
Campillo v Daly00 and 18
Jacquelin v Benson00 and 18
Havret v Horsey00 and 18
Levy v Foster00 and 18
Madsen v Quiros00 and 18
Hatton v Fichardt00 and 18
Rock v Lundberg00 and 18
Wall v Doak00 and 18
Wattel v Lawrie00 and 18
Aiken v Jamieson00 and 18
Dodt v Fisher00 and 18
Canizares v Bjerregaard00 and 18
Fraser v Karlsson00 and 18
Bourdy v Colsaerts00 and 18
Fisher, Jr. v Olesen00 and 18
Howell v Brooks00 and 18
Pieters v Drysdale00 and 18
Aphibarnrat v Ormsby00 and 18
Johnston v Storm00 and 18
Morrison v Edberg00 and 18
Carlsson v Crespi00 and 18
Warren v Bland00 and 18
Aguilar v Zanotti00 and 18
View Full Leaderboard
Madeira Islands (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1S. Henry-22
2tA. Marshall-13
2tD. Gaunt-12
2tJ. Rask-12
2tT. Sinnott-12
2tM. Orrin-11
2tL. Slattery-11
8tJ. HeathE2
8tC. BerardoE1
8tM. BremnerE1
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Wednesday, Jul. 29
BB&T Atlanta Open (ATP)
First Round
R. Berankis6 6    
T. Smyczek4 4    
R. Stepanek6 6    
C. Eubanks2 2    
Second Round
(7) G. Muller6 6    
J. Donaldson3 2    
(2) V. Pospisil6 63 6   
Y. Lu4 77 4   
(5) M. Baghdatis7 3 6   
S. Groth5 6 3   
(4) A. Mannarino2 4    
G. Soeda6 6    
 
bet-at-home Open (ATP)
Second Round
(3) R. Bautista A62 67    
A. Bedene77 79    
(6) J. Monaco1 5    
L. Pouille6 7    
(8) F. Fognini6 3 6   
A. Ramos-Vino2 6 3   
(2) T. Robredo6 3 5   
B. Paire2 6 7   
 
Suisse Open Gstaad (ATP)
Second Round
(8) S. Giraldo6 6    
M. Ilhan2 3    
(4) P. Andujar7 6    
D. Lajovic5 2    
(2) F. Lopez2 6 6   
J. Reister6 4 1   
(5) T. Bellucci6 6    
S. Robert3 2    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Wednesday, Jul. 29
Brasil Tennis Cup (WTA)
Second Round
(8) P. Kania2 67    
G. Ce6 79    
(7) L. Siegemund6 6    
E. Kostova3 1    
(2) A. Tomljanovi1 6 1   
T. Martincova6 4 6   
(1) T. Maria3 1    
M. Torro-Flor6 6    
(5) B. Mattek-San6 6    
A. Bogdan2 3    
(3) A. Beck6 6    
A. Lim1 2    
V. Cepede Roy64 6 4   
A. Sevastova77 4 6   
(4) T. Pereira6 6    
R. Ozaki4 1    
 
Baku Cup (WTA)
First Round
(9) D. Kovinic0 0    
E. Rodina6 2    
(2) K. Knapp6 6    
S. Voegele1 4    
Second Round
L. Zhu4 6 3   
D. Vekic6 0 6   
M. Gasparyan6 6    
Z. Yang4 4    
A. Hlavackova64 2    
A. Panova77 6    
(1) A. Pavlyuchen3     
K. Bondarenko0