MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Grizzlies haven’t called Vancouver home since 2000. That’s not stopping them from tapping their Canadian roots to celebrate the NBA franchise’s 25th season.
Memphis unveiled two throwback uniforms Thursday in a video posted to Twitter.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) August 1, 2019
Jason Wexler, the Grizzlies’ president, said the franchise wanted to take a special approach to connect its history over the next two seasons. He said it was an easy decision to bring back the classic teal uniforms for the upcoming season to celebrate the team’s start in Vancouver along with its 25th season. Wexler said the Grizzlies will wear the “Memphis Classic” uniform first worn in 2000-2001 — when the team first relocated to Tennessee — during the 2020-21 season to mark the 20th anniversary of the team’s first season here.
Over the next two seasons, the Grizzlies also will use an alternate court redesigned to connect the team’s start in Vancouver and early stint in Memphis to today.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.