The Pacers have unveiled a new alternate jersey that honors the classic Indiana basketball film Hoosiers on the 30th anniversary of its release.
The team will wear the jerseys of the movie’s protagonists, the Hickory High basketball team, who overcame long odds in the film to win the 1954 Indiana state championship. The team will wear the jerseys for select games beginning next season as part of the NBA Pride Collection. Team president Larry Bird called the new look a tribute to the state's love of the game.
“Our team will be honored to wear the Hickory uniforms because of the attention it will bring to the storied history of Indiana basketball and the success of that movie,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “Hoosiers takes us all back to a special place and time.”
The team has not announced which games will feature the uniforms, but confirmed plans to wear the jerseys on-court for several seasons to come.