The Knicks are taking a trip back to the late '70s as the team honors New York's all-time greats by wearing the 1979-80 home white uniforms against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, Feb. 24 on TNT (7:00 p.m. ET). The Knicks are wearing the uniforms occasionally this season, taking part in NBA Hardwood Classics Nights.

The Knicks uniforms have, for the most part, remained in their classic style, keeping with the club's orange and royal blue color scheme. The team has made many minor, subtle alterations over the years. Take a look back at some of the uniforms the Knicks players have worn since the team began NBA play in 1946.

The Colors of the City
The Knicks, one of only two charter members of the National Basketball Association still in their original cities, began play in 1946 wearing white, orange and blue, the official colors of New York City. When Max Zaslofsky joined the club in 1950, the shorts were belted and the team wore white at home and blue on the road.
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Lose The Belt
The Knicks took on an early form of their classic look in the 1961-62 season. On the home whites, the letters and numbers were blue with orange trim. The 1967-68 season was the last time the team would wear belted shorts, as seen here on Bill Bradley. The club switched to the new drawstring-type shorts for the 1968-69 season.
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A Classic Look
The lettering on the jersey was also changed in 1968, as seen here on Walt Frazier, to orange with blue trim to make it appear thinner. On the backs of the "Championship Era" jerseys, the players' names were spelled out in an arched pattern.
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Road Blues
When the team went with their classic "Championship Era" home uniforms in 1968-69, they continued to wear the older blue and white road uniforms away from Madison Square Garden. It wasn't until 1969-70, their championship season, that the uniform Bill Bradley and Co. would wear on the road was changed to match the home jerseys.
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Marooned
The Knicks instituted a dramatic change in 1979, changing the teams colors to maroon and dark blue and radically altering their uniforms. The bold "Knicks" underneath the numbers marked the only time in team history that the team's nickname was displayed on the jersey. The road jerseys featured "New York" below the numbers.
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Number One Problem
After four seasons of maroon, the team returned to their "Champhionship Era" uniforms as seen on Bernard King. In the final maroon year, uniform numbers were added to the right leg of the shorts, much to the dismay of trainer Mike Saunders. The numbered shorts made it impossible to exchange shorts among players of similar size when a pair had worn out.
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Seeking An Alternative
The Knicks broke out "alternate" road uniforms in 1995, featuring black panels trimmed in orange that stretched down the sides of the jerseys. The team also added the new "NYK Subway Token" logo to the uniforms. Patrick Ewing and the Knicks would wear these uniforms regularly on the road beginning in 1997.
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A Thinner Look
The Knicks thinned and straightened the black panels running down their jerseys and shorts and removed the players' numbers from the shorts in 2001, as seen here on Stephon Marbury. In 2002, the club added the subway token secondary logo to the back of the jersey, just above the player's name.
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HARDWOOD CLASSICS
KNICKS RETRO SCHEDULE
Feb. 24 vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Mar. 4 at Orlando Magic
Mar. 6 vs. Golden State Warriors
Mar. 28 at Golden State Warriors
Apr. 5 vs. Indiana Pacers
Apr. 10 at Indiana Pacers
Apr. 17 vs. Atlanta Hawks
KNICKS RETRO GEAR
KNICKS LOGOS

"Father Knickerbocker"
1946-47 through 1963-64

"Classic Roundball"
1964-65 through 1991-92

"Secondary Logo"
Late '60s through early '70s

"The New Look"
1991-92 through 1994-95

"The New Look Revised"
1995-96 to present

"NYK Subway Token"
1995-96 to present

"50th Anniversary Logo"
1996-97 only

"Knicks Millennium"
1999-2000 only