Dallas Mavericks introduced the green alternate uniforms during the 2004-2005 season and they lasted through 2008-2009 season.
I would really like the Mavs to rebrand back to the green and blue scheme. I think that makes the Dallas Mavericks brand stand out more because it is different from any other team in the NBA. Would the Dallas Mavericks every go back to retro scheme? Will the fans like it as much as the current scheme, if not more? That is where the comprise comes in, a green alternate uniform.
First of all let me start of by saying Dirk Nowitzki’s favorite colors are green and blue.
Convince you yet? Okay, I will stick to just an alternate.
We still see tons of MFFL’s still wearing and buying Dallas Mavericks merchandise with green and blue retro colors in it. Something about the blue “M” inside a cowboys hat, standing in front of a green basketball just stands out.
The Dallas Mavericks introduced a uniform design contest, where MFFL’s had a chance to create new uniforms, that will be introduced starting the 2015-2016 season.
Mark Cuban introduced the uniform finalists, where fans could decide on a winner (Poll is no longer available). Half of the options had green in the designs presented. Could we see the Mavs go back to the green and blue scheme? I guess we have to wait one more season to find out.
Although, there are a lot of MFFL’s that love the current branding of the Dallas Mavericks and don’t feel like there is a need for change. When you think of the Mavs current color scheme and logo, you think of Nowitzki. That is the reason fans can relate better to the current branding that started in the 2001-2002 season, 3 seasons after Dirk Nowitzki was drafted. So we have all been with the current branding for 13 seasons.
That is where the compromise comes in, a green alternate uniform!
It is the best of both worlds, it does not change the branding and it also gives the fans that love the green and blue scheme (myself) something to be excited about.
It doesn’t have to be the same exact one that the Mavericks wore during 2004-2009 or any of the uniforms worn between 1980-2001. It can be the exact same design as the new uniforms that will be introduced for the 2015-2016 season, if the Mavs are keeping their current colors.
It would be a blend between the new and older fans of the Dallas Mavericks organization.
Change is good, right?