At today’s press conference announcing that the Brooklyn Nets & New York Knicks would co-host the 2015 All-Star Game in New York City, Adam Silver confirmed that the Nets would be one of the teams in the NBA that would debut the league’s new “short-sleeved” jerseys.
“That’s being rolled out to the Nets as well,” Silver said of the jerseys, which were first put into practice by the Golden State Warriors last year. (Here’s an example of what it looks like.)
Silver said that Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark, as well as general manager Billy King, jumped at the idea. “Those sort of initiatives are really left to the teams. they’re introduced by the league but then we see who’s interested. The Golden State Warriors were the first team to be interested in the short sleeve jerseys, and then Brett Yormark on behalf of the Nets and Billy King expressed interest in experimenting with it as well.”
Silver is a traditionalist when it comes to jersey changes, but recognizes the fun aspect of changing it up. “There’s a fashion component to it, you see it in our players these days, and I think they think it’s fun to occasionally try something different and I think the fans do too.”
No short-sleeved Nets jersey has hit the market just yet, but we’ll keep an eye out.