The Nets are paying homage to champions of the past with their new alternate uniform, a Brooklynized version of the ABA Nets ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniform, worn from 1972-1976. The Nets will debut the new look when they host the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center on Friday, March 6, and will continue to wear it for four additional games this season.
Designed by adidas, the short-sleeve, v-neck jersey features a white body with black piping and trim line, a signature black NETS word mark across the chest, the name and number in black, and three stars down the side. The pattern continues on the shorts, which feature two stars.
The Nets began wearing the ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniform in February 1972 when the team started playing in Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island. The Nets played in three ABA Finals, and won the ABA title twice (1974 and 1976) in the ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniform.
“We are proud to pay homage to one of the greatest periods in Nets history,” said Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “The refreshed ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniform connects today’s Nets in Brooklyn with the team’s legacy on Long Island, while also incorporating our team’s signature black and white.”
Brooklyn Stars and Stripes Uniform Nights:
Friday, March 6 Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10 Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 20 Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 10 Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards 7:30 p.m.