UM basketball team to unveil Jumpman uniforms next week
Michigan men's basketball will unveil its Nike Michael Jordan Jumpman uniforms for the 2016-17 season during a ceremony Friday night, Sept. 30, a university spokesman confirmed.
The following day is Michigan's football game against Wisconsin in Ann Arbor. That has the potential to be a top-10 matchup and figures to be a big hoops recruiting weekend.
There has been no public leak on what the uniforms will look like.
This much is certain, however: They're almost certain to be better received than last season, when adidas' parting gift to Michigan was shorts with what appeared like tire tracks around the waistband.
It's not yet clear where the unveiling will take place, or if any special guests are scheduled to attend.
Coach John Beilein visited Nike headquarters in early June to offer his input, MLive reported.
Michigan in April finalized a 15-year deal with Nike worth around $170 million.
That was the most-lucrative college apparel deal in the nation at the time, but since has been eclipsed by UCLA's 15-year, $280-million deal with Under Armour; Ohio State's 15-year, $252-million deal with Nike; and Texas' 15-year, $250-million deal with Nike.