The Detroit Pistons today unveiled their 2023-24 Nike NBA City Edition uniforms paying homage to the “Detroit Bad Boys” era of Pistons’ basketball that generated back-to-back NBA Championship teams in 1989 and 1990. A “Detroit Bad Boys” retail collection, including the 2023-24 Nike NBA City Edition jersey and shorts, is available now at Pistons313shop.com.

Inspired by the team’s iconic championship history, this year’s design pays tribute to the original “Detroit Bad Boys” logo. The uniforms are colored black with orange piping and feature “Detroit” in the classic script font across the chest. The shorts are adorned with a modernized take on the logo which features a crackled “313” logo to reference the skull and cross bones from the original design. Cross bone details are featured down the sides to tie in classic elements even further. The jock tag includes a CD2 logo paying homage to Hall of Fame Pistons Coach Chuck Daly, who led the Detroit Bad Boys to five straight Eastern Conference Finals, three straight NBA Finals and won back-to-back NBA titles solidifying their championship reputation.

“This year’s City Edition uniforms are inspired by the “Bad Boys” era of Detroit Basketball that changed the way basketball in the NBA was played, personified the city and displayed the blue-collar attitude of Detroiters that still resonates to this day,” said Alicia Jeffreys, Chief Marketing Officer for the Detroit Pistons.

The team also unveiled a special edition black and orange “Detroit Bad Boys” court that will be used when the team wears its City Edition uniforms at Little Caesars Arena. The court boasts the same “Detroit” in classic script font at center court as well as the modernized crackled logos on opposite ends of the playing surface. Skulls and cross bones with the jersey numbers of each of the players on the 1989 and 1990 championship rosters as well as Coach Daly are represented down the sidelines while the names of those who have been Detroit Pistons season-ticket holders for 20 or more years are etched inside the block Pistons logos on the baselines.

The DETROIT PISTONS City Edition uniforms will be worn nine total times at home during the 2023-24 season, including during the Pistons’ In-Season Tournament home contests. The team will also host seven “Detroit Bad Boys” nights on the home schedule featuring an appearance by a member of the 1989 NBA Championship team in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Detroit’s first championship.

The “Detroit Bad Boys” nights schedule is as follows and is subject to change:

  • November 5 vs. Phoenix (Isiah Thomas)
  • December 26 vs. Brooklyn (Rick Mahorn)
  • January 27 vs. Washington (John Long)
  • February 26 vs. New York (James Edwards)
  • March 20 vs. Indiana (Vinnie Johnson)
  • March 22 vs. Boston (John Salley)
  • April 1 vs. Memphis (TBD)

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