ESPN today announced that highly-respected basketball commentator Doris Burke will start a new role as a full-time ESPN NBA game analyst. The versatile veteran will serve as an analyst for ESPN NBA telecasts throughout the regular season and during the NBA Playoffs. She has served as an ESPN NBA game analyst for select games in recent seasons. She will begin the full-time role during ESPN’s NBA preseason coverage on October 8.
As ESPN continues to expand and prioritize the delivery of its digital content in new and innovative ways, the company has announced new roles for Monique Jones as ESPN.com’s MLB deputy editor and Cristina Daglas as ESPN.com’s NBA deputy editor. “We’re thrilled Monique is leading our MLB team. Her thoughtfulness and determination to showcase untold … Read More
Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo Ball to Make Two Appearances New-look Cleveland Cavaliers with Isaiah Thomas and Boston Celtics with Kyrie Irving in Action ESPN today announced it will televise five NBA preseason games this October, including back-to-back doubleheaders. The schedule will start on Sunday, Oct. 8, as the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Lonzo … Read More
ESPN and ABC, in its 16th consecutive season of NBA coverage, will combine to deliver its biggest NBA regular-season schedule ever, featuring 104 nationally televised games during the 2017-18 season.
A Christmas tradition: for the 16th consecutive year, ESPN and ABC will be home to blockbuster NBA action on Christmas, Monday, December 25. The networks will combine for day-long NBA coverage, highlighted by a rematch of the most-watched NBA Finals in ABC history as the Golden State Warriors – led by Stephen Curry and NBA Finals M.V.P. Kevin Durant – host their rivals, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James and Kyrie Irving at 3 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App.
ESPN2 will televise NBA Africa Game 2017 live on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. ET.
The average audience for ESPN’s five MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2017 telecasts was up 112 percent from last year, according to Nielsen. ESPN’s five games averaged 783,000 viewers (P2+), up from 369,000 viewers for ESPN’s three games in 2016.
ESPN will carry all 67 Samsung NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and the ESPN App, starting Friday, July 7, and culminating with the Summer League Championship Game on Monday, July 17 at 10 p.m. on ESPN. Mark Jones and analyst Jeff Van Gundy will call the Championship game. A record 24 NBA teams will participate in the Samsung NBA Summer League from Las Vegas.
In the last month, ESPN posted strong ratings for many key, live events in prime time, as it has throughout 2017.
The immersive digital experience for ESPN The Magazine’s ninth annual BODY Issue launched today at www.espn.com/bodyissue. Created in celebration of the athletic form, the issue features 23 world-class athletes from the Olympics, NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, tennis, and rugby among other sports around the world from Denmark to New Zealand. Photos, videos, and interviews of the athletes are showcased in the unique new digital gallery experience and the issue hits newsstands Friday, July 7.