1973-74 "John" Roche ABA Kentucky Colonels Worn Warm-Up Jacket
This jacket was worn and recycled prior to the 1973-74 season. Inside the rear collar is the “Rawlings” manufacturer’s tag with wash instructions and size “42”. On the left chest is the team “KC” logo done in white tackle twill along with an ABA basketball embroidered in red, white and blue chain stitch. On back is “John” in white tackle twill. There is a name change on back. The warm-up jacket is properly tagged, was presented to us as worn and in our opinion, shows wear. Other than what is mentioned, there appear to be no further alterations of any kind.
Notes: Years of existence: 1967-69 through 1975-76. Colors: 1967-68 through 1969-70: Chartreuse (Green) & White, 1970-71 through 1973-74: Blue & White, 1974-75 through 1975-76: Red, White & Blue. Home Arenas: 1967-68 through 1969-70: Convention Center (5,900), 1970-71 through 1975-76: Freedom Hall (16,613), 1975-76: Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum - 14 games only (16,850). Coaches: 1967-68: John Givens & Gene Rhodes, 1968-69 through 1969-70: Gene Rhodes, 1970-71: Gene Rhodes, Alex Groza & Frank Ramsey, 1971-72 through 1972-73: Joe Mullaney, 1973-74: Babe McCarthy, 1974-75 through 1975-76: Hubie Brown.