The Wizards announced Friday night that their new G League affiliate — scheduled to debut for the 2018-19 season and play its home games in a new Southeast arena — will be called the Capital City Go-Go, paying homage to one of Washington’s beloved musical traditions. The team will share a red, white and blue color scheme with its parent franchise, and the logo will incorporate the same basketball used in the Wizards logo. Many G League teams either use an identical nickname to their parent club (the Long Island Nets, the Austin Spurs, the Lakeland Magic and so on) or a thematic partner (the Wisconsin Herd for the Bucks, the Greensboro Swarm for the Hornets). But rather than riffing off the Wizards’ and Mystics’ magical theme, Monumental Sports decided on a locally rooted name and logo. The Go-Go’s primary logo features a conga drum; the secondary logo features musical notes over the outline of the District. The stripes in the drum represent the D.C. flag, while “Capital City” pays homage to the Wizards’ one-time “Capital Bullets” name. “I felt, and we felt, that we wanted to have something that was very, very connected to Anacostia and the community, and make it as D.C.-relatable as possible,” owner Ted Leonsis said in an interview this week. “I think the [go-go] community really appreciates that and enjoys it and likes it, and I think it’s a good thing for Washington, D.C. Having that connection to the heritage, and doing it in a respectful way is [part of] our social responsibility of owning these teams.”
Wizards name new G League squad 'Capital City Go-Go'
Washington Post | Dec 2