Jazz Throwbacks Highlight Purple Mountain Party

Oct 19, 2019, 4:44 PM | Updated: 7:51 pm
Utah Jazz - Purple Mountain Party...

Salt Lake City, Utah – The Utah Jazz invited fans to kick off the season with a Purple Mountain Party.

The organization welcomed fans to celebrate the team’s throwback purple mountain logo themed jersey’s that will be worn for the first time since 2004. The Jazz wore the mountain jersey’s for their back-to back-NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998. 

The event, hosted at Vivint Smart Home Arena, had activities for fans to get their picture taken on the floor, face painting, a throwback video game arcade station, and a 90’s bedroom set up to channel fans’ inner nostalgia. 

View this post on Instagram

The @UtahJazz Purple Mountain Party

A post shared by KSL Sports (@kslsports) on

Several thousand fans showed up to get their pictures taken alongside the Jazz Bear, participate in team trivia, and even get their own playing card printed wearing a Jazz uniform.

Over the jumbotron, the Jazz aired game six of the 1997 NBA Western Conference Finals when John Stockton sent the Jazz to their first-ever finals appearance with a game-winning three-pointer against the Houston Rockets.

The Jazz will debut the jerseys on October 26 against the Sacramento Kings. 

The team will wear the mountain jersey’s 15 times this season, including 11 at home, which will be accompanied by the mountain themed floor. 

The mountain jersey, dubbed the “Classic Edition” by Nike will be one of five jersey stylings the Jazz wear this season. The team will also wear the gold “Statement edition”, the striped “City edition”, the blue “Icon edition” and white “Association edition.”

View this post on Instagram

🗓 What? 𝐖𝐄𝐀𝐑? When? 🗓

A post shared by Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) on

The Jazz will kick off the season October 23 in Salt Lake City against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Jordan Clarkson - Utah Jazz...
Kyle Ireland

Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson Torches Nuggets With Early Three-Pointers

Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson set the net on fire with a barrage of early three-pointers during Utah's game against the Denver Nuggets.
19 hours ago
Rudy Gobert - Utah Jazz - Oklahoma City Thunder...
Brian Preece

Rudy Gobert Throws Down Lob Dunk On Mike Conley Pass

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert announced his presence with authority after returning from a five-game absence that saw the Jazz go 1-4 without him.
19 hours ago
Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)...
Ben Anderson

Mitchell Addresses Gobert Comments, Big Market Rumors

Donovan Mitchell addressed comments made by Rudy Gobert about the team's defense, and reports of wanting to play in a bigger market.
2 days ago
Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale having his jersey retired (Photo credit: Cole Jorgenson/Utah Jazz)...
Ben Anderson

Royce O’Neale Gets High School Jersey Retired

Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale had his 00 jersey number retired at his Alma Mater Harker Heights High School in Texas.
3 days ago
NBA forward Kelly Oubre getting a COVID test (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)...
Ben Anderson

NBA Updating Game Day COVID Testing Protocols

The NBA is updating its COVID testing protocols amid the recent outbreak of the Omicron variant that has torn through much of the league.
3 days ago
Utah Jazz big men Rudy Gay and Rudy Gobert (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)...
Ben Anderson

Gobert Returns, Hopeful To Face Nuggets Sunday

The Utah Jazz welcomed Rudy Gobert back to practice on Friday after the center had missed the team's previous five games.
3 days ago
Jazz Throwbacks Highlight Purple Mountain Party