NBA TV To Carry Exclusive Coverage Of The 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Courtesy:  Turner Sports

Courtesy: Turner Sports

Next Friday the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will holds its annual enshrinement ceremony and NBA TV will have exclusive coverage of the ceremony.

Broadcast of the event begins Sept. 9 at 7:30pm ET live from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.  The 2016 class of inductees includes: four-time NBA Champion and current TNT NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal, 1997 NBA Rookie of the year and 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson, and eight-time NBA All-Star Yao Ming.

Broadcast of the event will be preceded by the 2016 Hall of Fame Red Carpet Show at 6:30pm ET.  Matt Winer will host the program.  He will be joined by Steve Smith and Rick Kamla.

The full 2016 list of players to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is noted below.

The full 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class:

  • Allen Iverson: Eleven-time NBA All-Star and 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year
  • Tom Izzo: Head Coach of the Michigan State University Spartans men’s basketball team and 2000 NCAA Division I National Champion
  • Yao Ming: Eight-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets
  • Shaquille O’Neal: Four-time NBA Champion (three-time Finals MVP), 15-time NBA All-Star and 2000 NBA MVP
  • Jerry Reinsdorf: Owner of the six-time NBA Champion Chicago Bulls
  • Sheryl Swoopes: WNBA’s first-ever signed player and three-time WNBA MVP
  • Zelmo Beaty (posthumous): Two-time NBA All-Star and three-time ABA All-Star, who averaged a double-double in scoring and rebounding over his career
  • Darrel Garretson (posthumous): 27-year NBA official, organizer and leader of the National Association of Basketball Referees
  • John McClendon (posthumous): First coach to win three consecutive national championships (Tennessee State, 1957-59) and first African-American coach to coach in a professional league (ABL)
  • Cumberland Posey (posthumous): 2006 inductee of the Baseball Hall of Fame and winner of four consecutive Colored Basketball World Championships between 1900-1920

 

Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients:

  • David Aldridge: Journalist with over 20 years covering the NBA, most recently as an NBA on TNT insider, NBA TV contributor and NBA.com senior writer
  • Jay Bilas: NBA analyst with ESPN since 1995

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TNT Reveals 2016 – ’17 NBA Season Broadcast Schedule

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Courtesy: TNT/Turner Sports/NBA

Turner Network Television has announced its broadcast schedule for the 2016 –’17 NBA season.

The network’s broadcast schedule for the 2016 – ’17 season (its 33rd consecutive season of NBA action) will feature a total of 64 games beginning with a double header matchup on Tuesday, October 25th.  The Knicks and Cavaliers open the night at 8pm ET.  The Spurs and Warriors follow at 10:30pm ET.  The opening schedule marks the 21st consecutive season that TNT has opened its NBA broadcast schedule with a double header showcase. TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader opens the night at 7pm ET with a full one-hour pre-game broadcast.

TNT’s extended broadcast schedule for the 2016 – ’17 NBA season includes a new Monday night package that launches on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16).  The package is part of TNT’s new long-term deal with the NBA that includes enhanced multimedia rights.  That debut Monday night double header will be led by a matchup between the Cavaliers and Warriors at 8pm.  The Clippers and Thunder follow at 10:30pm ET.  Other key Monday night matchup’s on TNT’s new schedule include the Warriors facing the Thunder on March 20th (at 8pm ET) and the Spurs hosting the Cavs on March 27th (also at 8pm ET).  TNT’s full 64-game NBA broadcast schedule is noted below.

TNT’s 2016-17 NBA Regular Season Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

 

Date Day Time (ET) Game
Oct. 25 Tuesday 8 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors
Oct. 27 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Nov. 3 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
Nov. 10 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings
Nov. 17 Thursday 8 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
    10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz
Dec. 1 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors
Dec. 8 Thursday 7 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors
    9:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls
Dec. 15 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks
    10:30 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors
Dec. 22 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers
    10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. L.A. Clippers
Dec. 29 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Lakers
Jan. 5 Thursday 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
    10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets
Jan. 12 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks
    10:30 p.m. Detroit Pistons vs. Golden State Warriors
Jan. 16 Monday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
    10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. L.A. Clippers
Jan. 19 Thursday 8 p.m. Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks
    10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. L.A. Clippers
Jan. 23 Monday 8 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers
Jan. 26 Thursday 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. Utah Jazz
Jan. 30 Monday 8 p.m. Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics
    10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns
Feb. 2 Thursday 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets
    10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Clippers
Feb. 6 Monday 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. New York Knicks
    9:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Feb. 9 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:30 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Feb. 13 Monday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers
    10:30 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Feb. 16 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls
Feb. 23 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors
Feb. 27 Monday 7 p.m. Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks
    9:30 p.m. Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks
Mar. 2 Thursday 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls
    10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Mar. 6 Monday 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets
    10:30 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. L.A. Clippers
Mar. 9 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns
Mar. 13 Monday 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets
Mar. 20 Monday 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:30 p.m. New York Knicks vs. L.A. Clippers
Mar. 27 Monday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs
    10:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz
Mar. 30 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls
    10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Apr. 6 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks
    10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Apr. 10 Monday 8 p.m. Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons
    10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. L.A. Clippers

 

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NBA TV Reveals Early Details For 2016 – ’17 NBA Season Coverage

Courtesy: Turner Sports

Courtesy: Turner Sports

Football season is officially here.  But not everybody has their eyes set to the gridiron.

Turner Sports has announced early details for its coverage of the 2016 – 2017 NBA season.  NBA TV launches its coverage of the 2016 – 2017 NBA season on Saturday, October 29th with a double header schedule. The day’s schedule begins with a matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs at 8pm ET.  The Timberwolves and Kings follow at 10:30 pm ET.  The schedule is just the first of 32 double header schedules that NBA TV has set for the season.

NBA Fan Night will debut Tuesday, November 1st with yet another of those double headers when the Cavaliers host the Rockets at 7:15pm ET.  The Warriors and Trail Blazers follow at 10pm.

NBA TV will have a special day of coverage on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with yet another double header schedule.  The Hawks and Knicks will lead off the day beginning at 1pm ET.  The Pelicans and Pacers follow at 4pm ET.

Along with the featured matchups noted here, TNT’s coverage of the 2016 – 2017 season includes multiple appearances by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, LA Clippers, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, and Boston Celtics.  The network’s full broadcast schedule for the 2016 – ’17 NBA season is noted below.

NBA TV 2016-17 Regular Season Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

 

 

 

Date

Time

Teams

Saturday, Oct. 29

8 p.m.

New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs

10:30 p.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings

Saturday, Oct. 30

7 p.m.

Washington Wizards at Memphis Grizzlies

Monday, Oct. 31

7:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors

Tuesday, Nov. 1

7 p.m.

Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers

10 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers

Saturday, Nov. 5

8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs

Sunday, Nov. 6

7 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks at Dallas Mavericks

Monday, Nov. 7

7 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers

Tuesday, Nov. 8

7 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30 p.m.

New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings

Friday, Nov. 11

8 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder

Saturday, Nov. 12

9 p.m.

Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets

Monday, Nov. 14

8 p.m.

Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets

Tuesday, Nov.15

7 p.m.

Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers

10 p.m.

Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers

Saturday, Nov. 19

8 p.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies

10:30 p.m.

Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers

Monday, Nov. 21

8:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs

Tuesday, Nov. 22

7:30 p.m.

New Orleans Pelicans at Atlanta Hawks

10:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers

Friday, Nov. 25

7:30 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks

10:30 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers

Saturday, Nov. 26

7 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards

Monday, Nov. 28

7:30 p.m.

Boston Celtics at Miami Heat

Tuesday, Nov. 29

9 p.m.

Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz

Wednesday, Nov. 30

7:30 p.m.

Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics

10 p.m.

Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers

Saturday, Dec. 3

9 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz

Monday, Dec. 5

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets

Tuesday, Dec. 6

8 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves

Saturday, Dec. 10

8 p.m.

Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls

10:30 p.m.

New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers

Monday, Dec. 12

7:30 p.m.

Washington Wizards at Miami Heat

10:30 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers

Sunday, Dec. 18

7 p.m.

Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks

Monday, Dec. 19

8 p.m.

Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves

Tuesday, Dec. 20

8 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

10:30 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors

Wednesday, Dec. 21

7 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers

10 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers

Friday, Dec. 23

7:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics

10:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers

Monday, Dec. 26

8 p.m.

Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls

10:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers

Tuesday, Dec. 27

7:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat

10:30 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers

Wednesday, Dec. 28

8 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans

10:30 p.m.

Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors

Friday, Dec. 30

8 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves

Saturday, Dec. 31

7 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls

Sunday, Jan. 1

6 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks

Monday, Jan. 2

8 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls

Tuesday, Jan. 3

7:30 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics

10:30 p.m.

Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers

Sunday, Jan. 8

8 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies

Tuesday, Jan. 10

7:30 p.m.

Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors

10:30 p.m.

Miami Heat at Golden State Warriors

Thursday, Jan. 12

3 p.m.

Indiana Pacers at Denver Nuggets

Monday, Jan. 16

1 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks

4 p.m.

New Orleans Hornets at Indiana Pacers

Tuesday, Jan. 17

7:30 p.m.

Houston Rockets at Miami Heat

10:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers

Tuesday, Jan. 24

7 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors

Sunday, Jan. 29

6 p.m.

Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans

9 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers

Tuesday, Jan. 31

7 p.m.

New York Knicks at Washington Wizards

10 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers

February 7

8 p.m.

Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets

Sunday, Feb. 12

6 p.m.

Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors

9 p.m.

New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings

Tuesday, Feb. 14

8 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves

10:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers

Saturday, Feb. 25

5 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings

Sunday, Feb. 26

3:30 p.m.

Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks

7 p.m.

New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder

9:30 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers

Tuesday, Feb.

7 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Washington Wizards

10:30 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers

Sunday, March 5

6 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings

Tuesday, March 7

8 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder

Friday, March 10

8 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves

10:30 p.m.

Washington Wizards at Sacramento Kings

Sunday, March 12

6 p.m.

Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

Tuesday, March 14

7 p.m.

Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers

Thursday, March 16

7 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers

Friday, March 17

7 p.m.

Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards

10 p.m.

Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns

Sunday, March 19

6 p.m.

Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors

Thursday, March 23

7:30 p.m.

Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets

10 p.m.

New York Knicks at Portland Trail Blazers

Friday, March 24

8 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks

Saturday, March 25

8:30 p.m.

New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs

Tuesday, March 28

8 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets

10:30 p.m.

Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers

Wednesday, March 29

7 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic

Saturday, April 1

5 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls

Sunday, April 2

6 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Miami Heat

9 p.m.

Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns

Friday, April 7

7 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers

10 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns

Saturday, April 8

5:30 p.m.

Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets

Sunday, April 9

1 p.m.

Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks

3:30 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks

9:30 p.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers

Tuesday, April 11

8 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves

10:30 p.m.

Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings

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Turner Sports Releases Statement On NBA All-Star Game Move

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Courtesy: Turner Sports/Time Warner

The news that the NBA is officially moving the 2017 NBA All-Star game from Charlotte to a new location has made huge waves ever since its announcement this week.  The game is aired annual on TNT, a division of Turner Broadcasting.  So officials with Turner Sports have released a statement on behalf of the network expressing the company’s view on the move.  The statement below comes directly from those officials.

“At Turner, and our parent company Time Warner, diversity in all its forms is core to our value system and to the success of our company. Laws to the contrary go against our fundamental belief of equality and inclusion for all individuals. We fully support the NBA’s decision to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game and all of the weekend’s events originally scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The annual All-Star Game and accompanying weekend competitions are viewed by millions of fans every year on TNT and we look forward to working with the league to once again produce a memorable and entertaining event.”

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NBA TV To Air Nine Men’s And Women’s USA Basketball Exhibition Games

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Courtesy: Turner Sports

There is some more good news for basketball fans who want to catch their favorite stars this summer ahead of the 2016 Olympics.  That is thanks to NBA TV.

Officials with NBA TV announced Tuesday that the network will carry coverage of nine Men’s and Women’s USA Basketball Exhibition Games in the days leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics.  Broadcast of the games, presented by Nike, begins Friday, July 22nd at 9pm ET when the USA Men’s National Team takes on Argentina.  In total NBA TV’s USA Basketball exhibition schedule includes five USA Men’s National Team games and four USA Women’s National Team games.  Legendary NBA broadcaster Marv Albert will team with Matt Winer for play-by-play action in the USA Men’ National Team games.  They will be joined by Gold medalists Grant Hill, Reggie Miller, and Steve Smith for analysis.  Reporter Jared Greenberg will also be on hand for additional news and interviews during each game.

Vince Cellini will have the call for the USA Women’s National Team games.  He will be joined by Gold Medalist Lisa Leslie for analysis and additional commentary.  Reporter Kristen Ledlow will also be on hand for all of the latest in-game news and interviews.

The full schedule for NBA TV’s USA Basketball Exhibition games is noted below.  Each game will be followed by a live half-hour edition of NBA TV’s NBA GameTime.  It will be broadcast live from Turner Studios in Atlanta.

 

NBA TV’s USA Basketball Exhibition Game Telecast Schedule presented by Nike

 

Fri., July 22, at 9 p.m. ET       USA Men’s National Team vs. Argentina*

Matt Winer, Steve Smith, Jared Greenberg

 

Sun., July 24, at 8 p.m.           USA Men’s National Team vs. China*

Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Greenberg

 

Mon., July 25, at 10 p.m.        USA Women’s National Team vs. USA Basketball Select Team

Vince Cellini, Lisa Leslie, Kristen Ledlow

 

Tue., July 26, at 10 p.m.         USA Men’s National Team vs. China*

Winer, Smith, Greenberg

 

Wed., July 27, at 7:30 p.m.     USA Women’s National Team vs. France

Cellini, Leslie, Ledlow

 

Fri., July 29, at 7 p.m.            USA Women’s National Team vs. Canada

Cellini, Leslie, Ledlow

 

Fri., July 29, at 9 p.m.            USA Men’s National Team vs. Venezuela*

Winer, Grant Hill, Greenberg

 

Sun., July 31, at 4 p.m.           USA Women’s National Team vs. Australia

Cellini, Leslie, Ledlow

 

Mon., August 1, at 8 p.m.       USA Men’s National Team vs. Nigeria*

Winer, Hill, Greenberg

 

As an additional bonus for basketball fans, NBA TV will air the NBA special NBA Real Training Camp: USA Basketball Presented by Jeep on Tuesday, July 19th at 3pm ET.  The two-and-a-half-hour program will air live from Las Vegas.  It takes viewers behind the scenes at one of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team practices in preparation for its exhibition games.  It will be hosted by Matt Winer.  He will be joined by analysts Grant Hill and Steve Smith for additional commentary.  Reporter Jared Greenberg will also be on hand for additional insight an interviews with the likes of USA National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo and USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski.  The Men’s USA National Team includes a number of today’s biggest NBA stars including but not limited to: Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, DeAndre Jordan and Kyle Lowry.

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NBA TV To Offer Extensive Coverage Of NBA Summer League Play

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Courtesy: Turner Sports

The 2015 – 2016 NBA season is officially over.  But that doesn’t mean that the basketball action is over.  NBA TV is going to have plenty of NBA action this summer beginning with coverage of the NBA Summer League.

NBA TV announced this week that it will offer basketball fans extensive coverage of all three of the NBA’s summer leagues this summer.  In all, it will present a total of 60 games in 14 days from all three leagues.  It all kicks off this Saturday, July 2nd with 24 games in the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.  Those games will be played at Amway Center, practice facility of the Orlando Magic.  They will be played between July 2nd and July 8th.  Six other games will be broadcast from The Utah Jazz Summer League presented by America First Credit Union and Siegfried and Jensen in association with the Utah Sports Commission.  Along with all of that coverage, NBA TV will also present 30 games from the Samsung Summer League 2016 from Las Vegas.  Those games will be presented from July 8th – 15th.  The top 10 selections in the 2016 NBA Draft are expected to take part in the games at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion.

The Orlando Summer League opens its play July 2nd with 10 team in action on the hard court.  Up first will be the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks at 9am ET.  The Thunder picked up 1st Round draft pick Domantas Sabonis from the Orlando Magic in this year’s draft.  Speaking of the Magic, Orlando has a pair of split squad games on the same day at 11am ET (against the Charlotte Hornets) and 1pm ET (against the Indiana Pacers).  Up next on the day’s schedule are the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons at 3pm ET.  The Pistons drafted Henry Ellenson 18th overall in this year’s draft.  The Heat and Clippers follow at 5pm ET.  That is just part of the day’s schedule.  More information on the day’s schedule is available online via NBA TV’s official website.

Day 2 for the Orlando Summer League will feature a key matchup between the Clippers and Thunder at 5pm ET.  The Clippers picked up Brice Johnson in the first round of this year’s draft.  Before that, the Pacers and Hornets tip off at 1pm ET.  The Knicks and Heat follow at 3pm ET.

Moving on to the Utah Jazz Summer League, NBA TV launches coverage of that league July 4th with a showdown between the 76ers and Celtics.  It will be the teams’ first meeting in the summer league schedule.  Coverage of that game begins July 4th at 7pm ET.  It is the first of a double-header schedule for the league’s opening day.  The Jazz and Spurs follow in a 9pm ET matchup.  The Spurs drafted Dejounte Murray 29th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft.  Philadelphia and Boston were just as busy in the draft.  Philadelphia picked up Ben Simmons with the #1 pick.  They also drafted Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (24th overall) and Furkam Korkmaz (26th overall).  Boston meanwhile drafted Jaylen Brown 3rd overall), Guerschon Yabusele (16th overall), and Ante Zizic (23rd overall).

Over in the Samsung Summer League, the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers open play there when they take on the Milwaukee Bucks July 8th at 6pm ET.  The Bucks drafted Thon Maker in the #10 spot in this year’s draft.  The Hawks and Rockets tip off at 8pm ET with the Raptors and Kings rounding out the day’s coverage at 10:30pm ET.  The Hawks were busy in their own right in this year’s draft, picking up Taurean Prince 12th overall via trade and DeAndre Bembry 21st overall.  The Raptors picked up Jakob Peltl 9th overall.  The Kings were quite busy in this year’s draft.  Sacramento acquired Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labassiere in a trade with the Suns.  The team also picked up Malachi Richardson in a trade with the Hornets.

The Suns open their summer play July 9th at 4pm ET against the Portland Trailblazers.  Phoenix picked up two players in last week’s draft action.  The team took Dragan Bender 4th overall and Marquese Chriss 8th overall via a trade with Sacramento.  The Bulls and Celtics follow in their first summer league showdown at 6pm.  Chicago drafted Denzel Valentine 14th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The Lakers and Warriors round out this year’s NBA TV summer league coverage on Monday, July 16th at 10:30pm ET.  The Lakers drafted Brandon Ingram 2nd overall in this year’s draft. The Warriors meanwhile drafted Damien Jones 30th overall.

Those that won’t be near a television throughout NBA TV’s extensive coverage of the league’s summer play can always catch the action online.  That is thanks to the league’s NBA app. It will offer live scoring, video, top stories, game alerts and more.  NBA.com will have its own coverage with the Summer League Hub presented by Samsung.  It will have daily updates, game trackers, video recaps, schedules, stats, bracket pages, and NBA style content.  More information on NBA TV’s coverage of the NBA’s summer league play is available online now at:

 

 

Website: http://www.nba.com/nbatv

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nbatv

Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBATV

 

 

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Craig Sager To Make Special Appearance At ABC’s NBA Finals Game 6 Broadcast

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

ABC’s broadcast team is going to have a special guest Thursday night when it broadcasts Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager will join the team of Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, and Doris Burke in Thursday night’s broadcast.  The special one-night-only appearance will see Sager join Burke courtside throughout the game’s broadcast on ABC.  This is a very special one-night-only appearance for Sager alongside Burke and company, who are normally competition to Turner Sports.

Sager has released a statement noting his honor at being invited to join Breem and company for Thursday night’s broadcast and his intent to add to the broadcast, not distract from it.  “I’d like to thank Turner and ESPN for approaching me with this tremendous opportunity to be part of The Finals broadcast team,” he said.  “I’ve been watching the series very closely and, while I do not want to distract in any way from the event itself, I look forward to being in the building for what will be an incredibly exciting Game 6.  The NBA community is a very special one and this is a great honor.”

John Wildhack is ESPN Executive Vice President of Production and programming.  He espoused Sager’s reputation as an NBA broadcaster in bringing him in for the broadcast in his own statement.  “Craig is an iconic member of the NBA family who indelibly makes his mark on each and every broadcast. I know our entire team is delighted to work with Craig for Game 6. We all agree his professional reputation is second-to-none, though it’s his personal reputation – that of class, selflessness and respect – which makes this even more special for our team. We hope that this will be a special night for Craig and for NBA fans.”  Wildhack was also certain to note Sager’s interest in the opportunity for bringing him on board for the broadcast as well as his [Wildhack’s] respect for those at Turner Sports in arranging Sager’s appearance.  “We are grateful for his interest and for the continued collaboration with our friends at Turner.”

Sager has worked with Turner Sports for 34 years.  He joined the company in 1982.  This summer he will be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at The 2016 ESPYS presented by Capital One on ABC.  ESPN’s annual awards broadcast, it is scheduled to air Wednesday, July 13th on ABC.  Sager was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014.

Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals will be available on television on ABC and ESPN Deportes, on radio via ESPN Radio, and online via WatchESPN.  Coverage begins at 8:30pm ET with NBA Countdown on ABC.  More information on this new announcement is available online now along with all of the latest NBA headlines at:

 

 

Website: http://espn.go.om

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NBAonESPN

Twitter: http://twitter.com/espnnba

 

 

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