Tams Logo History
The Memphis Tams logo has a long and interesting history. The original logo was designed in 1970 by Alan Siegel, the founder of the iconic sports branding firm, Siegel & Gale. It featured a cartoon-style ram wearing an old-fashioned football helmet with two stars on either side of its head. This design remained unchanged until 1974 when it was replaced by another more modern design featuring three rams standing atop a basketball court with their tails intertwined around each other’s necks.
In 1978, the team changed its name to “Memphis Grizzlies” and adopted an entirely new look for their logo which included an orange grizzly bear outlined in black holding onto a red basketball hoop while wearing blue shorts with white stripes down them along with yellow shoes and socks that had green trimming on them as well as two gold stars above his head representing Tennessee's state flag colors at that time.
Though this new look only lasted until 2001 when they reverted back to being called “Memphis Tams” again but kept some elements from their previous logos such as having three rams intertwined around each other's necks plus adding red wings coming off of one ram's neck which symbolized flight or freedom; something very important to those living in Memphis during this time period due to civil rights movements taking place throughout America then too! All these changes culminated into what we now know today - The current Memphis Tams Logo: Three Rams interlocked together forming one unified entity surrounded by four different colored stars (red, yellow, green & blue) all within a golden circle outlining everything else inside it!
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1973 - 1974
A tam o’shanter-style hat in white, green and gold. Wordmark below in green “The Memphis Tams.”