The Wizards wore their sleeved "Baltimore Pride" jerseys during their 109-101 win over the Hornets Saturday for #WizThrowback night. The Wizards name has only been in use since 1997, and there isn't too much history to write about just yet. So, as you might expect, they unveiled a retro Baltimore Bullets logo on their Twitter page:
The Wizards went into Bullets mode on their Twitter tonight pic.twitter.com/fweyt3PyRU— Albert L. (@aleeinthedmv) December 20, 2015
They also showed the Bullets logo on the video screen:
The Wizards also honored past players and coaches with Michael Adams, Chris Whitney, and Bernie Bickerstaff getting recognized.
Adams is the most decorated of the three as he played three seasons in D.C. from 1991-94. In his first season, Adams earned an appearance in the 1992 All-Star Game after scoring 18.1 points, and 7.6 assists a game that season. After his playing career ended, Adams was an assistant coach for a number of teams including the Vancover/Memphis Grizzlies (2000-2002), and the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team from 2005-2007. He also was the Mystics' head coach in 2004.
Whitney was an 11-year veteran where he spent the majority of his career for the Wizards from 1996-2002, and once again in 2003-04. His most successful season was in 2001-02 when he started 81 of 82 games, averaging 10.2 points and 3.8 assists per game.
Bickerstaff is a longtime basketball coach who has spent time in head coach roles in both the NBA and college ranks for multiple teams. He was an assistant for the Bullets from 1973-1985, which included their 1978 NBA championship season. He was also the Bullets/Wizards' head coach from 1996-1999 which included their 1997 playoff berth when they played the Chicago Bulls.
It's cool to see Wizards and Bullets alumni come back to Verizon Center for games, and even better when they get to see a hard-fought win like we saw tonight. Welcome back, gentlemen!