Thunder to wear alternate uniform this season

The Thunder will finally be wearing a third jersey this season.

During his preseason press conference, Sam Presti said the team will be adding an additional uniform set.

“We’re really excited about it,” Presti said. “We hope people like it. But the people wearing the uniform have to do the job.”

The league has certain stipulations and regulations a team has to meet before an alternate can be added. As Presti said, it’s not like the team’s “just now getting around to it.” The league determines whether or not a team has sufficiently established their brand and then the team can proceed.

As far as color, design or anything else, Presti wouldn’t give away a sneak peek. But he did say that Russell Westbrook didn’t have design input.

“He’s just eye-wear.”

C-Wil
2012-09-26 12:03:55
Ladies and gentlemen....START YOUR PHOTOSHOPS!
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-09-26 12:07:21
I've never understood the big deal about alternate uniforms.
ATH
2012-09-26 12:07:22
I fully expect 'OKC' lettering. Too many official colors to know what they've chosen. A navy home alternate would be fun, with white shoes/socks/accessories.
OBoyzOld Man
2012-09-26 12:10:33
Link to Presti presser?  Sam The Comic - don't give up your day job.....
Take Heart
2012-09-26 12:19:24
The obvious choice for the lettering is "Boomers"
novelisticbee0
2012-09-26 12:20:04
I kind of hope they're black, with maybe 'OKC' on the front. Someone photoshopped a picture of Durant a while back and it looked really good.
OBoymuzik
2012-09-26 12:23:41
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DustinMcWilliams
2012-09-26 12:27:12
Besides winning the NBA Finals, I think this is the second most anticipated event for us.
ThunderChick2010
2012-09-26 12:29:30
 @ATH  (Welcome back, ATH!)
ATH
2012-09-26 12:32:38
@ThunderChick2010 Thanks! I need the offseason, though I don't really stop reading.
D@nny
2012-09-26 12:40:59
IT BETTER HAVE "OKC" ACROSS THE CHEST.   Unless it doesn't, and it still looks really cool. Then I won't mind so much.   HEY! HEY! IT'S GAME TIME; IT'S GAME TIME. LET'S THUNDER UP!
D@nny
2012-09-26 12:42:11
 @MisterJohnsonOKC The big deal about alternate uniforms: they're important. Jeez Louise. Duh.  
KellOne
2012-09-26 12:43:33
There should be a uniform design contest.  After seeing the Hornets Mardi Gras uni's last year, I'm pretty sure the league has no real uniform standards, so anything goes.
ThunderBelize
2012-09-26 12:45:22
Orange... It. Must. Be. Orange!   Admittedly I know (or care) little about the university feud in OK. I just think the Orange would stand out the best.   I like my Orange thunder shirt infinitely more than my grey Thunder U shirt.
ThunderBelize
2012-09-26 12:46:26
 @KellOne And the Raptors Camo jersey.
Legendary_Dork
2012-09-26 12:49:00
"But he did say that Russell Westbrook didn’t have design input."   i lol'd  hard 
ou_sas
2012-09-26 12:51:19
 @OBoyzOld Man I linked NewsOK's coverage in the Wednesday Bolts thread.
MartzMimic
2012-09-26 12:51:33
I've always said it should essentially be a reverse of the Suns alts; storm cloud great with orange side panels, "OKC" and use the other colors for piping.
ThunderBelize
2012-09-26 12:52:17
I know a DTer did a mock up a long time ago that incorporated Thor's hammer... I wasn't fond of that particular design, but incorporating the hammer in some fashion would be pretty cool.   Maybe as the bottom icon on sides of the shorts?
MartzMimic
2012-09-26 12:52:52
DYAC: storm cloud gray
ThunderBelize
2012-09-26 12:57:50
Look at TC's avatar... jumps of the page every time, all the time... imagine jersey's like that!
OkcBaby
2012-09-26 13:32:50
Pics
OkcBaby
2012-09-26 13:33:14
or its not true
OkcBaby
2012-09-26 13:34:15
What if it was green and yellow:)
dancassidy35/FreeFezzyFel from GSW!!!
2012-09-26 13:34:43
Dark blue, orange trim, have it say Loud City or OKC
OkcBaby
2012-09-26 13:35:11
Loud colors for Loud a City
OkcBaby
2012-09-26 13:35:38
Loud Colors for a Loud City  
novelisticbee0
2012-09-26 13:37:55
Hmm, I'll join Royce on this speculation.   https://twitter.com/dailythunder/status/251006129138720769
Jooseppi
2012-09-26 13:39:26
 @ThunderBelize It's really not a big deal, just posturing. Different color orange anyway. 
Arent
2012-09-26 13:39:36
http://youtu.be/P3ALwKeSEYs
Jooseppi
2012-09-26 13:40:45
Is this just the "winter" uniforms we saw earlier or something separate? I know they designed a "winter" set for every team that's mostly washed out and monochromatic versions of the normal unis.
Royce Young
2012-09-26 13:44:09
 @OBoyzOld Man Here's full audio: http://dailythunder.com/audio/PrestiPreseasonPress.MP3
ILikePancakes
2012-09-26 13:48:25
BABY FACE KILLA
Jooseppi
2012-09-26 13:49:39
 @novelisticbee0 I wouldn't be surprised. NBA teams don't try anything shocking or unexpected usually, and I'm sure the NBA has paid closer attention as it's the Thunder's first alteration to its brand. Not saying it's bad, as I think a navy / white get-up would look good. Washington's recent rebranding was very good though, and I enjoy that their unis are different. 
Arent
2012-09-26 13:56:39
 @novelisticbee0 The banner somewhat looks like the Seahawks blue....oh the irony...
ThunderBelize
2012-09-26 14:02:29
Game 4 vs Dallas replaying on NBA TV... You can almost see me in the lower left when the ball goes into the corner! almost.
ATH
2012-09-26 14:03:18
Fifth best player in the league is probably an unrealistic ceiling for Rose next year.
ATH
2012-09-26 14:04:11
Guess I can start calling it 'this year.'
Jooseppi
2012-09-26 14:05:44
 @ATH He wasn't that good healthy. Given his playing style, it's going to be quite a feat if he can reach that level of play coming off of an injury. 
booles
2012-09-26 14:06:08
Thunder vs Mavs game 4 is on NBAtv right now
Jooseppi
2012-09-26 14:07:02
 @booles Harden sucks. 
Tronchaser
2012-09-26 14:09:04
 @OkcBaby You're asking for the banhammer to drop on your head.
OBoymuzik
2012-09-26 14:10:07
 @booles Don't hurt yourself Perk...ah too late. 
booles
2012-09-26 14:12:59
http://dailythunder.com/2012/09/kendrick-perkins-to-miss-entire-preseason/  
OBoyzOld Man
2012-09-26 14:13:40
 @Royce Young  Mucho gracias.  Will admit when I saw your name ("THE MODERATOR"), my first thought was "now what I have done to get banned?"  What a relief.
Jooseppi
2012-09-26 14:16:10
 @OBoymuzik Look what you did. 
Amuro
2012-09-26 14:43:20
All I have to say is they better not F*** this up.
MartzMimic
2012-09-26 16:57:29
@novelisticbee0 Could be, but I've noticed the NBA Store tends to stick logos on anything printable. Plus, the Blazers are the only team in the Northwest that doesn't have some form of blue road jersey. I'd just like to think the Thunder would go with something more distinctive.
MarkBabyMookieC
2012-09-26 17:06:30
I know they don't use the yellow hardly at all but I'm hoping that this alternate jersey uses yellow as the primary color. The brighter the better if you ask me.
jameshardensbeard
2012-09-26 20:34:26
 @Jooseppi  @novelisticbee0 looks quite a bit like dallas and memphis.
ThunderChick2010
2012-09-26 20:35:47
 @jameshardensbeard  @Jooseppi  @novelisticbee0  Hey jhb, long time, no see.
jameshardensbeard
2012-09-26 20:37:25
 @ThunderChick2010  @Jooseppi  @novelisticbee0 yeah, i guess you could say i still had a bad taste in my mouth...  i'm over it now.  how is everyone?
ThunderChick2010
2012-09-26 20:39:25
 @jameshardensbeard  @Jooseppi  @novelisticbee0 A little offseason wackiness, but a lot of fun and even a bit of basketball talk every now and then.  Business as usual, I guess.  :)
1okcweatherman
2012-10-01 11:31:01
 @OBoymuzik  THAT'S FUNNY.