Warriors reveal new short-sleeved jerseys
Harrison Barnes says they fit like a glove.
Good afternoon everybody I'm Rick Welts on president chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors who wanna welcome those you were here in attendance and also those who are watching. Today's news conference on Warriors dot com and NBA dot com on CSN Bay Area dot com. That our friends from the I think you'll know that innovation is really ingrained in our culture the Warriors culture. We really pride ourselves on providing our young team and our fans that we know we're the best fans in the NBA. With the most progressive technology. And style. And today were you take another step toward our goal of becoming the most progressive franchise in the league both on and off the court. I want to first start by welcoming. Vice president of -- this global basketball Lawrence Norman welcome. Thanks -- explore every one. As -- official author of the NBA this is a great day for ideas. Had to do is draw on creating product and help out these perform better and this is a perfect example of that. They were a year to unveil the -- -- shall receive NBA uniform system. So like his uniform -- history. Of the Golden State Warriors franchise. Through and all bill the first ever modern day -- the NBA Jersey. The further ado the -- zero short sleeve uniform system. He looked good. But how you feel. It just feels good I know a lot of guys know she would tee shirts on during practice I do myself so no. The state is really easy to second glove and doesn't -- to shoot you know. What's been your experience choices. I mean a lot of guys where. Not only short sleeves -- there was our compression underneath the uniforms so I think was different about this uniform is when you -- it doesn't Wear you down. You know when you're shooting with a teaching a lot of guys do more -- teachers before games you know we start to swim sort Tino really didn't work out for us weigh you down a little bit. But the way -- -- design doesn't Wear you down at all realistic this year listened to -- move you know long and short or without human. They're good short sleeves in the NBA believe -- not -- long time ago and these are comfortable with those. These sweaters they wore in the 1940s. If they wait more than the players and -- more than you think you can Wear the sweater -- that belts on the 48 minutes. Present somebody gets it and then back in the day and I don't know targeted and that. And substituting for Harrison Barnes and. It's very good. Well no matter who's. Playing you know seven and the most important thing is today's uniform number presenting the coach Jackson had a lot of experience practice. Talking to players and seen them play what's the feedback so far. So much concern early on was there to comfort zone of the players how to they feel. I understand. How special it is for the league and for indeed his but what we wanted to do was make sure that -- plays had the best. And once we had an opportunity to practice and it. To shoot around and it's a defendant and the guys were raving about it so that that's that that really put a stamp of approval on it. And and that does this organization led by Joseph and Peter front office obviously Rick they've. Been committed to doing things right. They wanted to make this a brand wanted to make it unique and wanted to make this this franchise special and this. Really goes hand in hand what what division of the of this team has been so it's it's something that we're really excited about. Come along ways since those cotton poly days and coach Jackson played in -- seventeen years and he's seen the progression from you'll school uniforms to today what's the biggest difference you see Walton -- I'm glad we can go back to my pitches let's stick with wilt in the rest of crew. But it's it's much more comfortable. You talk about the fit. Guys. Listening to reaction of the guys very excited about the fit very excited about the stop and I can tell you because I actually. Put on myself and try to do some running it makes you quicker. I think I would've. You know that you wouldn't that. He would've been able label me as a small player I really think the old Jersey slow me down to some degree. Harrison you practice and the revolution thirty uniform all year. They're practicing in this uniform practice. So what do what is the difference between the two. Is so much lighter I mean I think the jerseys just so much more -- the shores of so -- slider that. Know when you're playing you don't you don't feel it as much a lot of things you know we as players are concerned about was. Know -- to restrict our shooting would restricting our motion at all with these new shorts they'd be you know too thin when they get in the way at all but. Which is are too good up and down the court what sort of played on knows it at all and just like you know cheating and you know. Compression shirt is and there's nothing different. -- shouldn't be watching this on February 22 when it debuts. In our game against the San Antonio Spurs will be wearing -- two more home games Friday night's. This season. March 8 against Houston. March 15 he hit against Chicago so on the half Lawrence Harrison mark I want to thank you for being here and be sure to be tuning in. February 22 quarters against the Spurs ESPN and CSN Bay Area thanks for coming.