Posted by John Rohde on November 8, 2012
The Thunder will debut a navy blue alternate uniform at Friday’s 7 p.m. game against the Detroit Pistons at Chesapeake Energy Arena. OKC also will wear the alternate jersey for its New Year’s Eve game against the Phoenix Suns.
Because the NBA wants teams to wear their home uniform as much as possible, teams are allowed to wear their alternate uniform only twice at home during the regular season. However, teams are allowed to wear their alternate 10 times on the road.
The Thunder is scheduled to wear the navy blue alternate for the following road games this season: Brooklyn (Dec. 4); Minnesota (Dec. 20); Washington (Jan. 7); Dallas (Jan. 18); Los Angeles Lakers (Jan. 27); Utah (Feb. 12); Denver (March 1); San Antonio (March 11); Indiana (April 5); Golden State (April 11).
Alternate jerseys can be ordered on-line at NBAThunderShop.com beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday. Thunder season-ticket members will be given an advance opportunity to order the jerseys earlier in the day.
Swingman and replica alternate jerseys will go on sale Friday at 8 a.m. at the ThunderShops in Chesapeake Energy Arena and Leadership Square downtown. Shorts, caps and other merchandise using the alternate design will go on sale at a later date.
The swingman style jersey costs $110 and the replica style is $75. Multiple player jerseys will be available and jersey personalization is available at the arena ThunderShop.
To handle the anticipated traffic, there will be extended shop hours.
Chesapeake Energy Arena shop: Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (also during the Detroit game); Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday noon to 3 p.m. (also during the Cleveland game).
Leadership Square shop: Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.