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Bulls reveal new Icon, Association uniforms, will wear red jerseys at home

Bulls reveal new Icon, Association uniforms, will wear red jerseys at home

The rebuilding Bulls will have a new look when their host of young talent takes the United Center floor this fall. Their jerseys will look different, too.

The Bulls revealed their new Nike uniforms on Wednesday morning. And while the Bulls' iconic uniform design won't change much - unlike some other teams around the league - their primary home and road colors will.

The team announced on Twitter that their red "Icon" jersey will be their primary home threads.

Their "Association" jersey will be their primary road threads, although it will depend on which uniforms their home opponent chooses to wear.

Minor tweaks were made to simplify the name on the backs of the jersey. The Bulls' red Icon uniform now has white lettering, different from the old black lettering with a white outline. On the Association uniform, the lettering on the back is now black, different from the old red lettering with a black outline.

The Four Stars on the Chicago flag will also be represented on the waistband of the shorts:

It's different from years past, when the Bulls - like most of the NBA - wore traditional white uniforms at home and colored uniforms on the road.

Last season the Bulls wore their white uniforms at home 36 times (out of 41 games). They wore gray Chicago PRIDE jerseys three times, red one time and green (for St. Patrick's Day) once.

On the road the Bulls wore red uniforms 33 times, black sleeved jerseys seven times, and white one time.

Eight NBA teams will have a Classic edition jersey, which Nike said will celebrate "some of the most iconic uniforms in league history." The Bulls are rumored to be one of those eight teams.

Each team will also have two alternate jerseys, one "inspired by the athlete's mindset" and one "inspired by the community."

Nike took over for Adidas as the primary outfitter of NBA uniforms this season. The brand made significant changes to the back shoulder of the uniform, while hemlines across the jersey "were modified to allow for full range of motion." The jerseys were first tested on last summer's USA Basketball team that won gold in Rio.

Nine teams will have sponsor patches on their uniforms this season. The Bulls are not one of those teams.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Niko Mirotic fight affects Bulls now and in the future

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Niko Mirotic fight affects Bulls now and in the future

On an emergency edition of our Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, Will Perdue and Vincent Goodwill react to the Bobby Portis-Nikola Mirotic fight in practice.

Hear what Vincent’s sources are telling him what happened, plus the group discusses how the fight will likely impact the team now — and in the long-term. Will also shares his story on why Michael Jordan punched him during a practice.

Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below:

Bobby Portis punches Nikola Mirotic, breaking bones in Mirotic's face

Bobby Portis punches Nikola Mirotic, breaking bones in Mirotic's face

Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic were involved in an altercation that resulted in Mirotic suffering two broken bones in his face after Portis punched him, according to sources.

Mirotic, who’s out indefinitely, was evaluated for a concussion and taken to a hospital, where he was released but was apparently a bit out of it, according to a source. The altercation began with pushing and shoving between the two before Mirotic lunged forward at Portis and Portis hit Mirotic, sending him to the floor.

“I’ve seen worse,” a witness said.

Mirotic was taken to the training room and Portis went to the other side of the floor.

Apparently the two have had testy moments since Portis entered the league in 2015. The two play the same position and have battled for minutes, with Portis often getting the short end in the rotation.

Where this leaves Portis with the Bulls for the immediate future as far as a suspension is unknown.

But what was supposed to be a so-called nondescript season has suddenly put the spotlight on the players and the coaching staff, who’ll have to navigate the relationship between the two teammates.