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Santa Cruz Warriors unveil logo (NBA D-League)

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Pretty solid logo. It's clean and is similar to the parent club's logo. I like it.

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I like it a lot. Follows the Warriors scheme but adds the trident to tie in with Santa Cruz's proximity to the ocean. Where are they going to play?

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Not bad. Not all that good, but not bad. There's a lot of negative space left within the circle and the script outside of the the circle for only 2/3 of the perimeter is bugging me a bit.... but hey, It's better than the old Wizards logo I suppose.

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Dakota is being bought out and moved? Laaaame.

You referring to the Wizards or the states? Because honestly, I think people would be more worked up over losing the Wizards.

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Dakota is being bought out and moved? Laaaame.

You referring to the Wizards or the states? Because honestly, I think people would be more worked up over losing the Wizards.

Thats my home you dissed :(

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I like it i just cant help but see the tridents from the yakball thread in the concepts area. That aside, very nice logo and a definite upgrade from the wizards.

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Wait, when did this buyout happen?

Warriors bought the wizards before last season and let it be known right away they were interested in bringing them closer to the warriors. Last season they changed the Dakota wizards logo from purple/green to blue/yellow. But kept the old jerseys.

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I can't even think of the logo or anything else because it's just a total shame the team is being moved. Bismarck is a fantastic basketball city with a wonderful arena. Stupid, stupid move.

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The best part is they plan on building a tent to play in!

If this proposal is approved by the NBA, it would result in the Golden State Warriors NBA Development League team, the Dakota Wizards, moving to Santa Cruz for the 2012-13 season. The proposal includes a new, temporary 3,200 seat basketball facility in Santa Cruz, the construction of which would be a three-pronged effort between the Warriors, the City of Santa Cruz and the Seaside Company.

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http://www.nba.com/warriors/santacruzwarriors

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Wait, when did this buyout happen?

Warriors bought the wizards before last season and let it be known right away they were interested in bringing them closer to the warriors. Last season they changed the Dakota wizards logo from purple/green to blue/yellow. But kept the old jerseys.

Ok.

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A new basketball arena could possibly be built on the campus of UC-Santa Cruz. Until then they will play in the tent.

There was a rumor that San Jose was also in the mix for the Dakota Wizards.

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Nice, but it reminded me of this

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My thoughts exactly. As long as they don't "adopt" black as an official team color...

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A new basketball arena could possibly be built on the campus of UC-Santa Cruz. Until then they will play in the tent.

There was a rumor that San Jose was also in the mix for the Dakota Wizards.

the san jose jammers played at the sj event center (5k capacity) back in the cba days before isiah ran it into the ground...if the league doesn't go for the temp arena I wouldn't be surprised if they end up there. I just don't see SC working as a city as it's pretty isolated from the rest of the bay area and accessibility can be a real pain at times.

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A new basketball arena could possibly be built on the campus of UC-Santa Cruz. Until then they will play in the tent.

There was a rumor that San Jose was also in the mix for the Dakota Wizards.

the san jose jammers played at the sj event center (5k capacity) back in the cba days before isiah ran it into the ground...if the league doesn't go for the temp arena I wouldn't be surprised if they end up there. I just don't see SC working as a city as it's pretty isolated from the rest of the bay area and accessibility can be a real pain at times.

I didn't think it would either quite frankly. I thought it was a mistake when they ended up passing on San Jose and the civic auditorium, which they were originally planning to put the team in. But apparently they've already sold 500 season tickets in Santa Cruz without even having to do any advertising or officially "putting them on sale" (or having even their tentrena laid out yet for that matter). And they were able to acquire the most lucrative naming rights deal in the D-League to date with Kaiser Permanente. There may be more of a market "over the hill" in Santa Cruz than people think. Still it does suck for the folks in Bismark as they did everything right regarding the team (and had a much better arena for them to play in), but the writing was on the wall the day the Warriors bought the team. It makes too much sense to have them in close proximity to the parent club.

As for the logo, while I'd prefer minor league teams have their own identity normally separate from the parent team, this logo itself is actually better than the parent logo IMO. Seems balanced better somehow, and using the trident in the seaside town that also forms the W was a nice idea. Definitely better than using a bridge which still doesn't exist in a completed form yet.

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