The San Antonio Spurs should return fiesta colors in the 2019-20 season

17 Feb 1998: Guard Avery Johnson of the San Antonio Spurs (center) talks to his teammates during a game against the Detroit Pistons at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs defeated the Pistons 95-94. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport
17 Feb 1998: Guard Avery Johnson of the San Antonio Spurs (center) talks to his teammates during a game against the Detroit Pistons at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs defeated the Pistons 95-94. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport
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This isn’t the same San Antonio Spurs organization as years past and with this new era, the team should bring back it’s classic fiesta color theme.

Even though the vibrant fiesta colors were discontinued by the Spurs in 2003, fans have kept the pink, teal and orange hues alive and present through apparel and throwback apparel including various collections by Mitchell & Ness. San Antonio’s black, silver and white uniforms are undeniably clean, but the Spurs aren’t as traditional and fundamental as they once were – that should be reflected through enhanced color schemes.

Many teams, including two division rivals in the Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies, have unveiled throwback courts to commemorate the history of their respective organizations. To take things a step further, Memphis is bringing back the classic Vancouver Grizzlies uniforms that the team donned prior to their move to Grind City. The Spurs should absolutely follow suit and implement colorful uniforms for the fans to get excited about.

Every summer, Spurs fans rally around the idea that the team returns the classic color scheme and every summer, they end up disappointed. Over the course of the 2018-29 NBA season, the Spurs’ social media team and graphic designers implemented the fiesta colors frequently.

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This suggested the idea that the team, or at least someone who represents the team, is aware of the fondness that this fan base has toward these colors.

Ownership would benefit greatly from fiesta colors returning – a happy fan base leads to more ticket sales, resulting in a higher profit turned in the long run. In addition to the increased fan activity, fiesta-themed jerseys would drive sales through the roof for next season.

The young core – Derrick White, Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, Jakob Poeltl, Bryn Forbes, Luka Samanic and Keldon Johnson – have Spurs fans elated. They’d flock to San Antonio’s team shop in droves to don alternate “Fiesta” uniforms with their favorite rising star’s name strung across their backs.

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There’s been no clear signal that the Spurs plan to implement the fiesta colors once more, but the fan base will continue to sit at the edge of its collective seat in hopes of the colorway’s return.

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