Cavaliers Unveil Hardwood Classics Retro Jersey This Weekend

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11/22 - JUST ADDED: The Cavaliers are pleased to announce that the home court debut of the Cavaliers' Hardwood Classic retro orange uniforms will take place THIS SATURDAY NIGHT vs. the Philadelphia 76ers at The Q. In the spirit of the current stretch of three back-to-back series of games the Cavs are playing, this special addition to the Cavaliers' Hardwood Classics uniform schedule means the team will make a BACK-TO-BACK DEBUT of the memorable orange retros this Friday night at Indiana and then again the following night at home against the Sixers.

Cleveland, Nov. 21 - Fans will get their first look at the Cavaliers Hardwood Classics orange jersey this Friday, November 24th when the players hit the court at Conseco Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers at 8:00 p.m. It will be the first of ten games this season that the team will wear the retro jersey in tribute of the Cavs 1986-87 season.

In conjunction with the jersey’s on-court debut that evening, fans will be able to exclusively purchase the retro uniforms beginning this Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Cavaliers Team Shop inside Quicken Loans Arena and right nowon Through February 16th, only the team shop and will have the Orange Jerseys available in adult and youth sizes and priced from $45.00 to $95.00 for a variety of Cavalier players. The team shop will also have biggest and best assortment of exclusive Hardwood Classics merchandise including commemorative T-shirts, shorts, hats and accessories throughout the 2006-2007 season.

Hardwood Classics Nights

The Cavs will “Celebrate an Era” with six Hardwood Classics Games (HWC) that specifically commemorate the 1986-1987 season. In the summer of 1986, the team hired Wayne Embry as General Manager and Lenny Wilkens as head coach, drafted center Brad Daugherty with the number one overall selection and shooting guard Ron Harper with the eighth overall selection and acquired Mark Price and Craig Ehlo. The season marked the beginning of an unforgettable period of time for the Cavs franchise and began a run of playoff contention for years to come.

This season, each HWC Night will take fans down that memory lane with in-game tributes including today’s Cavs wearing the retro orange jerseys worn by the 1986-87 team. Fans will also receive special commemorative giveaways. Tickets are available online at or by calling 1-800-820-CAVS.

Hardwood Classics/Orange Jersey Games:

  • HWC Night #1 December 6th vs. the Toronto Raptors Brad Daugherty Bobblehead Night
  • HWC Night #2 February 22nd vs. the Chicago Bulls Cavs Retro Orange T-Shirt Night presented by Cleveland Clinic
  • HWC Night #3 March 3rd vs. the Toronto Raptors 86-87 Team Tribute Night
  • HWC Night #4 March 21st vs. the Dallas Mavericks 1986 NBA Draft Cap Giveaway
  • HWC Night #5 April 5th vs. the Miami Heat Upper Deck Retro Card 2006-07 Team Card Set Night presented by Opti-Free Replenish and Rite Aid
  • HWC Night #6 April 14th vs. the Atlanta Hawks Hardwood Classics Collage Poster Giveaway presented by Plevin & Galluci

    Orange jersey road games: November 24 at Indiana, December 1st at Atlanta, February 25th at Miami.

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