Russell Athletic has launched a new "performance" basketball uniform, adding to its product portfolio as the NBA's official institutional uniform provider.

The new product features "innovative moisture management fabric" and contrast colour piping, with the assortment also including a reversible mesh jersey, mesh short and t-shirt, available in the colours of all 30 NBA and 14 WNBA teams. NBA D-league products will follow in 2009.

"This programme provides Russell Athletic with a connection to the world's premier basketball league," said Gary Barfield, Russell Athletic/Spalding executive vice president.

"Offering a full range of uniform products in addition to Spalding's status as the NBA's Official Game Ball and Backboard allows us to strengthen our relationship with the NBA market."