"We are excited to adopt the original red, white and blue colors of the Detroit Pistons franchise," said Head Coach/Director of Player Personnel Greg Williams. "These colors are synonymous with the winning tradition of the Pistons, which we aim to mirror in the years ahead." The color change replaces the scheme of teal, yellow and red which had been the Shock's colors since the team's 1998 inaugural WNBA season.
"Red, White and Blue, Too" smoothly connects the Detroit Shock, Michigan's only women's professional sports franchise with their male counterparts, the Detroit Pistons. Celebrating the team's fifth anniversary with a change to red, white and blue, fans across the state of Michigan will build an even stronger bond with the Shock players and the WNBA's exciting form of family entertainment.
"This is another high point in the five-year history of the Detroit Shock," said Tom Wilson, president of Palace Sports & Entertainment. "We were so pleased that Pistons fans responded positively to the change back to our original colors. And as soon as we introduced the red, white and blue with the Pistons, Shock fans began calling to ask if their team was also going to change. It is our pleasure, and part of our continuing commitment to our fans, to make the change to red, white and blue, too."
The newly created Shock uniforms, showcased by Shock guard and Flint native Deanna Nolan, feature an updated Shock primary logo on the front of both the home and away jerseys. The white home jersey makes its debut at the Shock's preseason opener May 13 at The Palace versus the four-time WNBA champion Houston Comets. The royal blue road jersey makes its first appearance May 22 in a Shock preseason match-up in Miami against the Sol.