Question: Are the Pacers getting new uniforms this year? It is way past time to get rid of the current pinstripe ones. The retro jerseys from last year should be brought back full time. Could you start a campaign for change? (Matt from Greensburg, Ind.)
Answer: I wrote late last season that a decision already has been made to introduce new uniforms for the 2005-06 season. The players had some input on the design and I'm told the uniforms are somewhat retro in nature. Teams have to make these changes far ahead of implementing them for marketing purposes. The league doesn't want them suddenly bringing out a new design when it's still trying to sell the old uniforms.
I kinda miss the FloJo track jerseys. Maybe they can bring those back.
Looks like these are going away:
I'll be interested in the reserves, to see if someone like Luol Deng finally gets his due. Surely the Celtics don't send 4 like they did last year, which should give some deserving East players their shot at being an All-Star.