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Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta mulling changes to uniform, seeking patch sponsor

Tilman Fertitta, James Harden

With Tilman Fertitta now a proud owner of the Houston Rockets, the Vegas hotel owner is mulling a couple of uniform changes, starting in the 2019-20 season.

According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the changes won’t be drastic, but they will be noticeable. The changes will mostly have to deal with the font of the lettering on the jersey.

“We are in the process,” Fertitta said. “We’ve had to pick out the following year’s uniforms. The uniforms, I think we have very good uniforms right now. Don’t look for any monumental change like what happened in the Les Alexander’s years. Don’t expect anything like that. I’m a more serious guy.

When Les Alexander took over the team he switched from the red and yellow uniform to a new uniform that was blue with stripes.

From the sounds of it, the color pattern of the uniforms won’t change, unless Fertitta has a sudden change of heart in the next couple of years.

The other thing that Fertitta is looking for is, a uniform sponsor, although the team isn’t in a rush to get a deal done at this time.

“We want the right company,” Fertitta said. “We’ve had different opportunities with different companies. We’re not in a hurry.”

Even if Fertitta is looking for the right deal, it might be better to get it done sooner than later, because there is a lot of o money involved in the deals.

When the Golden State Warriors signed their jersey deal with the Japanese technology company, Rakuten, the deal was worth a reported $20 million a year.

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