Circa 1972 Ken Gardner Utah Stars ABA Champions Tour of Europe Worn Team Issued Jacket

This “rain slicker” type material jacket is done in patriotic red, white and blue resembling an American Flag. There are no manufacturer’s tags present. Across the front is “UTAH STARS” done in red on blue tackle twill. Below is a large embroidered patch with “ABA CHAMPS”. The jacket was presented to us as worn and in our opinion shows wear. Accompanied by a letter which states in part, “I am the son of Tony Koski who played in the ABA…my father acquired this jacket from Ken Gardner who played for the Utah Stars and was given this jacket by Gardner while they were playing on the same team in Germany”.

Notes: Years of existence: 1970-71 through December 1975. Colors: Red, White & Blue. Home Arena: The Salt Palace (12,166). Coaches: 1970-71: Bill Sharman, 1971-72 through 1972-73: LaDell Andersen, 1973-74: Joe Mullaney, 1974-75: Bucky Buckwalter & Tom Nissalke, 1975-76: Tom Nissalke.