NBA fans will want to tune in to ESPN2 Monday night, October 21st. That’s because Monday night, ESPN2 will present the ESPN The Magazine: NBA Preview Show. ESPN analysts George Karl and Avery Johnson will join a panel of NBA head coaches and host Jonathan “The Coach” Coachman to look at the upcoming 2013-2014 season. The season’s major storylines will be discussed along with early predictions for the season.
One of the highlights of Monday night’s broadcast will be the coaches’ roundtable. During this segment, the show’s staff of coaches will discuss reigning NBA MVP LeBron James. ESPN NBA Insider will offer insights shared by “King James” during his one-on-on interview with James for ESPN The Magazine. ESPN The Magazine’s NBA Preview edition is available on newsstands everywhere now.
LeBron James isn’t the only star that will be profiled on Monday night’s ESPN The Magazine: NBA Preview Show. Dwight Howard, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett will each be discussed. That’s because all three will have new teammates this season. The panelists will discuss what this may mean for each star. Along with this, the panelists will also discuss what can be expected from the Brooklyn Nets new coach and former NBA player, Jason Kidd.
ESPN’s 2013-2014 NBA season tips off Friday, November 1st with a matchup of the Nets with their first time coach and the defending NBA champion Miami Heat. The game is slated for an 8pm ET tipoff. That game will be followed up with a match between the defending NBA Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers. That game is expected for a 10:30pm ET start time. Both games are currently scheduled to air on ESPN. ESPN will also air a pre-season doubleheader next Wednesday, October 23rd. The first of those games will feature the Boston Celtics hosting the Nets at 7pm. The second will see the Chicago Bulls on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. That game is scheduled for a 9:30pm ET start time.
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