Already announced was that the Mad Ants will don new colors this season, blue and gold to match the colors of the parent Indiana Pacers, and today their uniforms were unveiled.
All 26 teams in the NBA Gatorade League will now wear Nike uniforms and they were created, according to the league, to enable “agility and range of motion while also paying tribute to the NBA parent teams.” The most significant changes are to the scapula line of the jerseys and the hemlines on the bottom of the shorts.
Nike incorporated the player name and number fonts from the NBA parent teams' uniforms. Shorts feature the NBA teams' logos on on side and G-League teams' logos on the other.
“There was a lot of history in our old colors, but the move to Pacers’ blue and gold will take us into the future,” Mad Ants general manager Brian Levy said. “Not only are we synergized with our NBA parent club, but we have a global sports brand like Nike as a partner.”
Fans will be able to purchase the new gear at NBAGLeagueStore.com in November. The Mad Ants’ season opens Nov. 4 at Uniondale, New York. The first game at Memorial Coliseum will be Nov. 7 against Greensboro.
“The addition of Nike to the G-League is a tremendous asset to all teams in many ways,” Mad Ants president Tim Bawmann said. “Not only does it align our league with one of the world’s most iconic brands, but the quality of the uniforms is top notch.”
Above are photos and graphics of the designs.