While legendary uniform makers Mitchell & Ness re-release part of Michael Jordan’s past, Adidas have handed in their notice leaving the NBA to ponder what the future of their jerseys may be?
ADIDAS WON’T RENEW NBA UNIFORM CONTRACT
As of the 2017-18 NBA season, the uniform will be made by a different company.
Adidas will not renew its existing contract meaning the NBA will be searching for a new sportswear company. The league have previously used Champion, Nike and Reebok.
Breaking: Adidas announces that it will not renew its contract w/the NBA after it expires following the 2016-17 season.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 16, 2015
“With news of Adidas dropping out of the uniform deal with the NBA, the stage seems to be set for Under Armour to come in and flex their ever growing muscles in the sports arena once again. Expect their name to be mentioned several times when the contract goes out to tender.”
MITCHELL AND NESS RELEASE JORDAN 45 JERSEY
It was March 15, 1995 when Michael Jordan announced his return to the game of basketball following a spell in Minor League Baseball.
And to mark the occasion, Mitchell & Ness have released the no. 45 Chicago Bulls vest that he wore on his return.
The uniform retails at $300.
Via Mitchell & Ness press release:
Jonathan Yuska, Head of Mitchell & Ness, comments, “Michael Jordan’s return to the NBA on March 19, 1995 is a memorable and iconic moment in the history of the NBA. We are proud and honored to be able to commemorate this moment by recreating Jordan’s number 45 jersey. We hope fans of MJ and the NBA enjoy wearing it as much as we enjoyed bringing it back.”
Mitchell & Ness is the exclusive maker of NBA Michael Jordan jerseys from the Spring 2014 through the Fall | Holiday 2016 seasons. Mitchell & Ness has chosen a select series to celebrate key anniversaries of signature, career-defining MJ moments, and the historic moment of MJ’s return to the game as number 45 on the Bulls, a highlighted moment in MJ’s career.
UTAH JAZZ CEO TO STEP DOWN
Utah Jazz’s CEO Greg Miller will step down to pursue other interests.
Via The Desret News:
The Deseret News has obtained a copy of the press release announcing the decision. It says Gail Miller, the owner of the LHM group, would transition the Group to a new corporate structure, which will include an outside board of directors.