The Indiana Pacers have announced that smartphone manufacturer Motorola will become the NBA team’s inaugural jersey-patch partner. The Pacers will debut the jerseys with the Motorola patch on the court tonight (Tuesday) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
As part of the multi-year deal, Motorola will also become the presenting sponsor of the Pacers official team app, while there will also be additional in-arena, digital and social media presences.
Pacers Sports & Entertainment president and chief operating officer Rick Fuson said: “From the outset, we wanted a partner that we knew would align well with our organization’s culture and values, and Motorola is the perfect match as demonstrated by their leadership and exciting future in the mobile communications industry. Similar to the way Motorola never stops looking for new ways to deliver the best mobile devices, we constantly strive to deliver the best possible experiences to our fans.
“We look forward to having Motorola as part of our team in the years to come – allowing us to further connect with our incredible fans and grow our brand across the globe.”
The Pacers become the 29th NBA team to announce a jersey-patch partner. The Oklahoma City Thunder are the only team without such a sponsor.