The Charlotte Bobcats unveiled new uniforms on June 19, with the most striking update being a name change to Cats on the home jersey, according to photos released on the team website.
The name change is perhaps a move to give the franchise a new identity under current owner Michael Jordan, who succeeded original owner Bob Johnson in March 2010.
The team finished with the worst winning percentage in NBA history last season under Jordan, following a nationally televised loss to the New York Knicks in which it dipped to .106. On the season, the Bobcats finished 7-59 which included a 23-game losing streak, a franchise record.
The other noticeable difference is the use of dark blue accented by Carolina blue, the same color used on the jerseys of the neighboring North Carolina Tarheels, where Jordan starred in college. The road jerseys will still read “Bobcats,” but the home jerseys will feature “Cats” and neither version will include as much orange as previously used.