Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis changed the team's uniforms back to red, white and blue. The door may be open just a crack to a potential name change back to Bullets now that Irene Pollin told the Washington Post she wouldn't oppose such a change.

Irene Pollin, the widow of former Washington Bullets and Wizards owner Abe Pollin, recently told the Washington Post she wouldn’t be opposed to changing the Wizards name back to the Bullets, if that’s what the fans want.

This is big news for longtime fans of the franchise, who remember the team’s glory days of the 1970s. Most Wizards fans would like the team to go back to the Bullets name, according to online polls.

Owner Ted Leonsis has consistently said he would not contemplate a name change, but he did change the uniform colors and design to something similar to what the Bullets used to wear.

Pollin’s comments give old Bullets fans a glimmer of hope that someday, somehow, the team just might be called the Bullets once again.

Don’t bet on it, but then again, the opera isn’t over until the fat lady sings.

The Wizards open the season Monday night at home against the New Jersey Nets. When they take the Verizon Center floor, they will wear red, white, and blue uniforms, reminiscent of the ones the Bullets wore in their heyday.

To understand what the Bullets mean to longtime D.C. fans, click here for an article about the team’s great history, including the 1978 NBA championship season.