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: Would Jordan's Bulls have won 8 straight titles?


Bulls Talk Podcast: Would Jordan's Bulls have won 8 straight titles?

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Vincent Goodwill look past the Bulls loss to the Knicks and debate if free agents Isaiah Thomas or Jabari Parker be a good fit on the Bulls. Plus why Fred Hoiberg is in the midst of his best coaching in his Bulls tenure. Kendall also explains why he’s not convinced that Kris Dunn and Zach Lavine can coexist on the court together. And is Collin Sexton the right or wrong player for the team come draft time? Plus the debate between KG and Vincent on IF the Bulls would have won 8 straight titles had Jordan not retired.

Bulls make history for 3-point futility in loss to Knicks


Bulls make history for 3-point futility in loss to Knicks

It was a bad night for the Bulls from beyond the arc. That's putting it lightly, seeing as it was perhaps their worst 3-point performance under Hoiberg and, for volume's sake, one of the worst in NBA history.

Let's try to break it down with the numbers, beginning with the raw ones: The Bulls shot 3 of 30 (10%) from 3-point range in their 110-92 loss to the Knicks. Those three makes all came from bench players (Bobby Portis, Noah Vonleh, Antonio Blakeney). Their starters were an incredible 0-for-19 from beyond the arc. The reserves looked like the Rockets in comparison, going a blistering 3-for-11.

The Bulls began the game missing their first eight 3-point attempts in the first quarter, then another to begin the second quarter. Vonleh broke the skid with a triple, making the Bulls 1-for-10. The Bulls missed their next two triples before Portis splashed home his only deep make of the night. The Bulls were then 2-for-13. They finished the second quarter 2-for-12, and the first half 2-for-20.

They somehow managed to attempt just two 3-pointers in the third quarter, both misses. Then they missed their first two attempts of the fourth quarter before Blakeney's triple with 8:00 left in the fourth quarter. It'd be the last triple the Bulls made - they missed their final five attempts.

OK, got that all? It wasn't pretty. Here's how not pretty it was, dating back to 1983-84 (major shoutout to Basketball Reference for having these stats available):

-- Prior to tonight, only three teams in NBA history had attempted 30 or more 3-pointers and made less than 10 percent of them. The Bulls are now the fourth.

1. 2016 Rockets: 3 of 35 (8.6%)
2. 2017 Nets: 3 of 33 (9.1%)
3. 2018 Suns: 3 of 32 (9.4%)
4. 2018 Bulls: 3 of 30 (10.0%)

-- The 10% shooting from 3 was the second worst performance from deep under Hoiberg.

1. 2016 vs. Warriors: 1 of 20 (5%)
2. 2018 at Knicks: 3 of 30 (10%)
3. 2016 vs. Heat: 1 of 8 (12.5%)
4. 2016 at Pistons: 2 of 15 (13.3%)

And to put it all in perspective, the Bulls' 3 of 30 shooting from deep was nearly twice as bad as Pistons center Andre Drummond's career 3-point field goal percentage: 5 of 26 (19.2%).

Not great, Bob. But for the tanking crowd, it was a helluva night.