The original Denver team nickname was the Rockets after the owners shipping business. Their first logo is basically the companies logo. The Ringsby company logo is still on a building near the Pepsi Center, home of the Nuggets. The final logo for the 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.