NBA TV to Televise Comprehensive Media Day Coverage October 1
Teams Including NBA Champions Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks to Headline Media Day
Interviews with Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra and Ray Allen, L.A. Lakers Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard Among Others
NBA TV begins its countdown to the start of the 2012-13 NBA regular season televising NBA Media Day on Monday, October 1, at 2 p.m. ET, starting with the Eastern Conference show highlighting the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers. The show will also include interviews with the reigning NBA Champions Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra and Heat offseason acquisition Ray Allen, as well as Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett. Coverage will continue with the Western Conference show at 4 p.m., with live reports from the L.A. Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder with additional coverage of the L.A. Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets and others. Interviews during the Western Conference show will include Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki and L.A. Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and the newest member of the team, Dwight Howard. The evening will conclude with an NBA Media Day Highlights show at 9 p.m.
NBA TV’s studio team, with host Matt Winer and analysts Nate McMillan, Sam Mitchell, Flip Saunders and Steve Smith, will cover the day’s events with David Aldridge, Steve Aschburner, Brent Barry, Vince Cellini and Jaime Maggio providing on-site updates and player interviews.
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About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NASCAR.COM, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, PGATOUR.COM and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.