NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy to Premiere Saturday, Nov. 2, on NBA TV with Kevin Garnett One-on-One Interview and Feature on Derrick Rose’s Comeback
New Co-Hosts Grant Hill and Kristen Ledlow to Tip Off First of 30 Episodes Airing Throughout the 2013-14 NBA Season
NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy will premiere Saturday, Nov. 2, on NBA TV at noon ET with a brand-new episode featuring co-hosts Grant Hill and Kristen Ledlow. The 30-minute show – the first of 30 episodes airing throughout the 2013-14 NBA regular season – will feature a special one-on-one interview by Hill with Kevin Garnett, a 15-time NBA All-Star and current member of the Brooklyn Nets.
The debut will also include a piece on Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose and his return from knee surgery and Jason Terry, in his first year with the Nets, reviewing the key player movements from the past offseason.
One-on-One with KG
Hill and Garnett, who both made appearances on NBA Inside Stuff when it aired in the 1990s and early 2000s, will reflect on some of those moments as they commemorate the return of the show. The duo connected at Hill’s alma mater Duke University during training camp to discuss the upcoming season for the Nets, first-year coach Jason Kidd, and Garnett’s first appearance on the show as a rookie.
Rose’s Road Back
The first episode will include a piece on Rose and his journey back from knee surgery which caused him to miss the entire 2012-13 NBA season. The piece will touch on some of the inspiring letters he received from fans during his recovery.
Jason Terry Player Tracking
The Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Terry, who joined the team during an offseason trade, will do his own form of player tracking by reviewing some of the key offseason NBA player movement, as well as taking a fun look at the nine first-time coaches in the league.
NBA Inside Stuff’s most celebrated segments, “Jam Session” and “Rewind,” have been redefined as the new single by the Grammy-Award winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park – “A Light That Never Comes” – will be featured in the first episode with highlights from the NBA’s opening week during “Jam Session.” Linkin Park, which has sold more than 50 million albums, collaborated with electro-house musician Steve Aoki on the song, which is featured on their album RECHARGED, containing new interpretations of songs from LIVING THINGS, the band’s most recent album that debuted at #1 in over 20 countries.
Known for its trademark off-the-court features with NBA players, NBA Inside Stuff originally aired from 1990-2005, providing fans with a unique perspective of the game. The trailblazing weekly magazine show was hosted by Emmy Award winner Ahmad Rashad and included a variety of co-hosts through the years, including Julie Moran, Willow Bay, and Summer Sanders.
The 30-minute show will be televised each Saturday at noon throughout the season, along with several special editions airing at select times during the year. The return of NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy will also include brand extensions across the entire NBA Digital portfolio and social media integration across all platforms.
NBA TV is currently counting down to the premiere with 20 classic NBA Inside Stuff episodes, including daily shows between 12-1 p.m. For more, visit the dedicated show page, www.nba.com/insidestuff.
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