Rockets Primary Logo
The original Denver team nickname was the Rockets after the owner's shipping business. Their first logo is basically the company's logo. The Ringsby company logo is still on a building near the Pepsi Center, home of the Nuggets. The final logo for the Denver Rockets before they changed nicknames to the Nuggets was a cartoonish logo of a rocket dribbling a basketball. The ABA did have a flair for their logos and the final Rocket logo does have some style.
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1972 - 1974
The final logo for the Rockets was a yellow and purple rocket dribbling a basketball over rocky mountains with a purple circle and a wordmark “DENVER ROCKETS” in purple.
1968 - 1971
This custom design of owner Bill Ringsby trucking company logo, used as the original Denver Rockets logo with a wordmark “ROCKETS” written across a orange basketball surrounded by a ring. In addition, a wordmark “DENVER” on top and “RINGSBY SYSTEM” on the bottom in black on a white background.