On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced a new navy blue alternate uniform in a press release. According to the press release, Cleveland will wear the jerseys for the first time at the home opener against the New York Knicks on October 30 at 8 p.m and will rotate with Cleveland's gold alternate jersey after.
"With so much excitement and positive momentum going into this season, this special time called for a brand new uniform to match the energy and mojo of the 2014-15 team," said Cavaliers CMO Tracy Marek in the press release. "Our special thanks to the NBA and adidas for working with us to ensure these unique navy uniforms will be ready for opening night."
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert hinted at the uniform yesterday on Twitter.
This is the Cavaliers' fourth jersey and the second alternate jersey. The Cavs currently where a white jersey with wine lettering and "Cavaliers" across the front at home. On the road, Cleveland wears a wine jersey with gold lettering and "Cleveland" across the chest. The other alternate jersey is a gold with wine lettering and "Cavs" across the front.
Here are the full jersey specs as released by the team. Note that "Cavs" is stitched across the front in wine with gold trim. Cleveland's alternate "C-Sword" logo is also on the shorts.
This jersey is eerily similar to the Cavs' navy uniform from the 2012 season. At first glance, the only difference seems to be that the navy is slightly darker than before. The stripes on the bottom of the shorts appear to be different as well. There has been no official word as to when these jerseys will be available for purchase.
Aren't those Cavs alternates the CavFanatic jersey from 2012? pic.twitter.com/mb5InGFfsS— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) October 9, 2014