INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers announced today, they'll wear the red and gold of Hickory High during select games this season.
The new "NBA Pride Collection" uniforms are the result of a first-of-its-kind partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the movie "Hoosiers."
Point guard George Hill broke the news Tuesday morning, tweeting a series of photos.
Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird said the uniforms will bring attention the storied history of Indiana basketball and the success of that movie. “'Hoosiers' takes us all back to a special place and time,” he said in a statement.
"Hoosiers," which premiered in 1986, was inspired by the 1954 Indiana High School state champion team from tiny Milan. It was written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh, both Indiana natives, and starred Gene Hackman as Coach Norman Dale. The movie received two Academy Award nominations, including Dennis Hopper for Best Supporting Actor.
Details on which games the Pacers will wear the Hickory uniforms have not been announced.
The jerseys aren't currently available for purchase, but fans can sign up to receive an email alert when the Hickory gear is available.
You can see more photos here.