|Monday, June 17
Spurs scrap colors in favor of black, white, silver
SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs have said goodbye to the Alamodome, and now they're doing the same with their festive-colored logo.
On Monday the Spurs officially scrapped the bright brushstrokes of teal, orange and fuchsia that have adorned the team's logo since 1988.
In their place will be a muted combination of black, white and silver.
"With our upcoming move to the SBC Center, we thought it was the perfect time to return to our traditional primary colors,'' said Russ Bookbinder, the team's executive vice president.
The new-old look will be displayed across midcourt of the floor at the SBC Center, still under construction on San Antonio's east side, a few miles from the Alamodome. The 18,500-seat arena is scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2002-03 season.
The Spurs' uniform lettering will also be changed slightly from a three-dimensional format to a two-dimensional block style, Bookbinder said.