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Grizzlies unveil Memphis Classic Edition uniforms

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The next time they take the court, the Memphis Grizzlies will have more unique threads in their arsenal.

The team on Wednesday unveiled its Memphis Classic Edition uniforms in honor of the 2020-21 season being its 20th in the city. Memphis will also boast a new 20th-season logo, ticket and merchandise promotions, as well as an update to its FedEx Forum alternate court, a team release states.

“The black-based 2020-21 Memphis Classic Edition uniform is inspired by the jerseys worn by the Grizzlies during their first three seasons in Memphis (2001-04), an era that culminated with the franchise’s first trip to the NBA Playoffs in 2004,” the release states. “The Memphis Classic Edition uniform will continue to feature FedEx as the team’s official jersey sponsor.

“Originally an alternate uniform of the Vancouver Grizzlies, the uniform introduced a combination of red and turquoise outlining the jersey. When the franchise relocated to Memphis in 2001, the alternate uniform became the primary home and away uniform and, most notably, displayed a new ‘MEMPHIS’ wordmark across the chest, making the Grizzlies one of the only NBA teams at the time to represent their city on a jersey.”

Memphis’ 2020-21 season will be head coach Taylor Jenkins’ second at the helm of the team. The NBA season, starting Dec. 22, will feature a 72-game slate for each franchise.

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