Team will wear the alternate uniforms 10 times this season, including every Saturday game

November 28, 2010

The New Orleans Hornets unveiled their new gold alternate uniforms today at an event at the New Orleans Arena prior to the Hornets home game against the San Antonio Spurs that featured five lucky fans who found a golden ticket as part of the Hornets Hunt for Gold scavenger hunt. The five winners were given the opportunity to help launch the uniforms by being the first to own and wear the new gold jerseys and debut their photos and comments about the uniforms on their personal social networking sites.

Our Mardi Gras gold uniforms proudly pay tribute to our hometown of New Orleans by not only displaying NOLA across the chest of the jersey, but also wearing one of our signature colors that represents the culture, heritage and celebration that makes up our great city, said Hornets President Hugh Weber. It was important for us to allow our fans to be the first to debut these uniforms because they play such an important role in our teams success on and off the court.

The alternate uniforms will be worn for the first time on Friday, Dec. 10 as the Hornets host the Oklahoma City Thunder and again at home on Sunday, Dec. 26 as the Hornets take on the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets will also sport their Mardi Gras gold uniforms for every Saturday game throughout the rest of the season.

The Mardi Gras gold uniforms are the second Hornets jersey to feature NOLA across the chest and are part of the NBA Revolution 30 the lightest and most technologically advanced uniforms which were designed and developed by adidas. These uniforms are made from 60 percent recycled materials, are 30 percent lighter and dry twice as fast as previous NBA uniforms to help enhance player performance by keeping athletes cooler, drier and more comfortable on the court.

The Hornets Mardi Gras gold uniforms also feature purple and Creole blue pinstripes and trim on the sides. NOLA is written in Creole blue across the front of the jersey and each players name is in purple across the top back. The Fleur de Bee logo adorns the top neck of the jersey and is featured on either side of the shorts.

The Hornets Hunt for Gold scavenger hunt took place from Friday, Nov. 19 through Tuesday, Nov. 23 and featured one clue per day distributed on the Hornets official Facebook and Twitter pages that directed fans to a specific location in New Orleans. Fans were given a choice of 10 envelopes to select with one containing a golden ticket and an exclusive invitation to launch the new uniforms, meet a Hornets player and receive two floor seats to the Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs game today.

Fans can purchase the new Mardi Gras gold jerseys starting today at the adidas Hornets Nest team store, online at or at the NBA Store.

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