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  1. 🙄 It's not hit you over the head obvious, but there's no need to be snarky if you don't like it.
  2. The above article also (all but) confirms a new alternate jersey: Previous leaks said the red alternate would be back next year, so I'm 99.9% that is what's in store. It also goes on to say no horse/teal throwbacks, at least not for the time being: Full article available here:
  3. I'm happy the navy is officially removed from the color scheme. It was only ever used as shading for 10 + years since 2001, and then all of a sudden the Pistons stared to emphasize it heavily with the Motor City and Chrome jerseys. I have to imagine Motor City is now retired, and the Chrome will be updated to have royal blue replace navy.
  4. Interesting. All the other leaks from last summer that the Twitter account that provided that have been accurate thus far (nailing the primary logo and the Pistons court update), so I'm guessing that the NBA shot it down for not being unique/different enough from the primary logo. Definitely good news as it was my biggest complaint with the Pistons update.
  5. Bumping this thread for the trademark news from Conrad and the (presumable) forthcoming official announcement. Feels like it deserves a separate discussion from the main NBA changes thread. On topic, I think I might be in the minority here; but I really like everything that the Pistons are presumably doing. The fauxback logo is a big upgrade from the current primary, and I really like their current jerseys that have been used since 2001 with only a few tweaks over the years (doesn't sound like any major changes are occurring jersey-wise.) Again, seems that this isn't a popular opinion but I've always liked both the font and the wishbone jersey collar style. The font does look better horizontally than on an arc, so I'm glad that they fixed that in the new logo, especially since the arcs didn't match in the old logo. Other than that, the secondary logo shown earlier in this thread could be more imaginative (I wouldn't have minded a return to the teal era DP exhaust pipes or horse ball logo) but it is still an improvement from the current D inside a P logo. Overall, as a Pistons fan, I'm quite happy with this update. Bring back the red alternate jersey, mothball the Motor City one, and I think overall it's a solid identity.
  6. Looks like the Pistons will be making the official announcement on their new logo soon.
  7. Things certainly can change but Nike did some really nice jerseys in the NBA around the turn of the century. The Lakers, Pistons, and Heat all come to mind as designs that were done by Nike, and still hold up really well today (IMO), nearly 20 years later.
  8. This gets by a lot of people, but the new (old) logo is also a piston in a cylinder viewed from above.
  9. The rumor is the red alternate jersey from about 10 years ago will be returning.
  10. Guess I might be in the minority, but I really like the wishbone collar style jerseys. All of the designs Nike did in the late 90s/early 00s have held up pretty well IMO: Lakers, Heat, Pistons. I even preferred the previous Raptors set over what they just introduced the other year. Maybe Dallas is the only one that has begun to look a little dated.
  11. Renderings don't necessarily mean much, of course, but all of the renderings provided by the Pistons show use of the current logo. Hopefully this changes in the coming months.
  12. Any idea when the first style guides/merchandise catalogs for next season are released to the appropriate parties? Have to imagine the Pistons will finally be switching to the new logo next year..
  13. It's a nice upgrade from the previous court, especially the removal of the navy drop shadow on the baseline lettering. However, the "old" logo just looks so out of place now. I have to assume the rest of the identity update will come next year with the team's move downtown, the apparel switch-over to Nike, and the team's 60th anniversary season.
  14. Big improvement. I never quite understood the whole no paint, two-tone thing a lot of the NBA went through in the mid 2000s.
  15. It seems like for whatever reason the Pistons decided at the last minute to push it back until 2017-2018 (literally so at the last moment that Adidas had already started manufacturing draft hats with the new logo). I'd imagine this is to coincide with the Nike apparel takeover and the team's 60th anniversary season, but it definitely seems like the new logo is still happening at some point. The team is still using the "Detroit Basketball" marketing everywhere. See this post on their Twitter regarding the Ish Smith free agent signing: Definitely a super sloppy roll out by their Marketing department.