Starting next season, Goodyear will have jersey patch on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ jersey according to Kevin Kleps of Crains Cleveland. The multiyear deal kicks in next season, which is also the same year Nike takes over for Adidas as the NBA’s official jersey provider.
Can confirm that today's announcement at The Q is the Cavs and Goodyear have struck a multiyear deal for a jersey patch, starting in 2017-18— Kevin Kleps (@KevinKleps) May 15, 2017
Goodyear’s Windfoot logo will appear in the upper left of Cleveland’s jersey. Nike’s logo will appear in the upper right.
This morning, the Cavs announced a 1 p.m. press conference for a “major announcement” with GM David Griffin and CEO Len Komoroski in attendance. The patch is expected to be that announcement, so expect some sort of look at what the patch will look like on the Cavs’ jersey. It’s possible - if not highly likely - that jersey changes could come next season with the switch to Nike. Sources tell Fear the Sword that the color black is under consideration to be one of the team’s main colors next year. Jersey changes for the 2017-18 season could be teased at today’s event.
The Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have already announced jersey patch agreements for next season, making the Cavs the fifth team to announce such an agreement. The other deals have been worth anywhere from $5 to $8 million annually.