Cavs announce they’re bringing back retro ’90s uniform
The Cavs announced Wednesday they are bringing back their beloved blue and black uniforms from the ’90s as part of their 50th anniversary celebration.
Die-hard Cavs fans will instantly recognize this “Classic Edition” color scheme. Think no further than hoop logos, Brad Daugherty, Mark Price, John “Hot Rod” Williams and coach Mike Fratello. The team released a sneak peek of their new jerseys, and they are simply beautiful. For more images of the kits, fans can head over to Cavs.com:
Yep, we’re bringing it back … “classic” is new again 😎
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) August 28, 2019
According to the Cavs’ official report, the team will debut their new uniforms on Oct. 26:
The 2019-20 Cavaliers will wear the retro Classic Edition uniform for the first time during the season home opener on Saturday, October 26 vs. Indiana Pacers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 8:00 p.m. and will wear them during seven additional games throughout the 50th season.
Cavs chief marketing officer Tracy Marek knows what these uniforms mean to fans. The organization is excited to see the colors worn once again:
“These retro uniforms spark special memories and feelings for our fans and the organization alike. It was a very exciting re-launch downtown for everyone back then,” said Marek. “We are excited to see threads of the past weave into the future as we prepare to once again tip-off a new era of Cavaliers basketball, this time in the newly-transformed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.”
Collin Sexton, who is entering his second season of service with Cleveland, seems to approve of the retro jerseys:
— Collin 'Young Bull' Sexton (@CollinSexton02) August 28, 2019
In addition to their opener at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, the Cavs will wear their Classic Edition uniforms in seven more home games this season:
– Saturday, November 23 vs. Portland Trailblazers 8:00 p.m.
– Monday, November 25 vs. Brooklyn Nets 7:00 p.m.
– Wednesday, December 11 vs. Houston Rockets 7:00 p.m.
– Friday, December 20 vs. Memphis Grizzlies 7:00 p.m.
– Tuesday, January 28 vs. New Orleans Pelicans 7:30 p.m.
– Saturday, February 29 vs. Indiana Pacers 8:00 p.m.
– Saturday, April 11 vs. Milwaukee Bucks 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland finished the 2018-19 campaign with a disappointing 19-63 overall record, which left the team well out of playoff contention. With the additions of head coach John Beilein and an influx of young talent, though, the Cavs will be looking to get back into the hunt.