Circa 1968 Wayne Hightower ABA Denver Rockets Game Worn Uniform
Orange Wilson jersey has black on white, tackle-twill lettering of "DENVER" across the chest, with the uniform number "54" centered below and then again on the reverse. The orange shorts (Wilson size "38") feature a black satin waistband, of the kind typically seen on boxing trunks. A Rocket-design patch is located on the upper left thigh. The shorts, nicely trimmed in white and black, may vary from the jersey by a season or two, though both are of the same late-1960's period. On the inside of the shorts, a black marker notation of the number "44" suggests that these shorts may not have been worn by Hightower or Wittman, but rather by one of their teammates.
Notes: Years of Existence: 1967-68 through 1973-74 Colors: 1967-68 through 1970-71: Black, Orange & White 1971-72 through 1973-74: Columbine Blue & Yellow Home Arenas: Auditorium Arena (6,900) Denver Coliseum (10,200) Coaches: 1967-68 through 1968-69: Bob Bass 1969-70: John McClendon & Joe Belmont 1970-71: Joe Belmont & Stan Albeck 1971-72 through 1973-74: Alex Hannum