Posted Dec 1 2009 2:14PM
The NBA and its teams will celebrate their history with a series of retro games titled NBA Hardwood Classics Nights (HWCN) that will tip off Wednesday, Dec. 2. As part of the celebration, seven teams -- the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz -- will honor the history of basketball in each city by wearing uniforms from various decades of the NBA's history, and having special ceremonies, in-arena entertainment and promotions.
NBA Hardwood Classics Nights will run through March 31, 2010 featuring 62 games with 19 televised on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV.
Below are details of each team participating in this season's program:
• The Cavaliers will celebrate their 40th Anniversary by wearing the same uniform the team wore during the 1988-89 season.
• The Warriors will celebrate their history in San Francisco by wearing the 1963-64 San Francisco Warriors home uniform.
• The Timberwolves and the Magic will both celebrate their 20th Anniversary by wearing their inaugural 1989-90 road uniforms.
• The Trail Blazers will wear road uniforms from their 1976-77 championship season and will celebrate their 40th Anniversary.
• The Raptors will celebrate the history of basketball in Toronto by wearing uniforms from the Toronto Huskies 1946-47 season.
• The Jazz will celebrate their 30th Anniversary by wearing their 1979-1980 road uniforms marking the first year they played in Utah.
|NBA Hardwood Classics Nights 2009|
|Below are the listings for each team's debut for Hardwood Classics Night during the 2009-10 season.|
In addition to the retro jerseys worn by each team participating in the NBA's Hardwood Classics Nights program, the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks will be wearing a special anniversary jacket on court during Heritage Week, Feb. 21-28, 2010. The anniversary jacket features commemorative patches representing each championship won by that team. Hardwood Classics Nights merchandise is available exclusively at the NBA Store in New York City, NBAStore.com and NBA team shops.
The complete team-by-team schedule of Hardwood Classic Nights is below.
|Team-by-team Hardwood Classic Nights Schedule|
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