The NBA on TNT is Back on the Night after Xmas

After the NBA goes all out with five games on Christmas Day on ABC/ESPN, the Association goes back to TNT the following night with its usual Thursday night doubleheader. TNT has a Western Conference double dip with Memphis at Houston followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at Portland. That will be the last games of […]

ESPN/ABC Combine for Five Christmas Day NBA Games

ESPN and ABC will team up to air all of the NBA’s Christmas Day games starting at noon ET with the Chicago Bulls taking on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center and lasting until 1 a.m. after the Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors game in Oakland. Unlike the last couple of years […]

NBA on TNT With Another Thursday Doubleheader

Now time for a look at TNT’s Thursday doubleheader which is dominated with three Western Conference teams. The details of the twi-night twinbill are below. NBA on TNT Action Continues with Doubleheader Coverage – Bulls vs. Thunder & Spurs vs. Warriors – Thursday, Dec. 19 The NBA on TNT will continue Thursday, Dec. 19, with […]

Oklahoma City-Denver Selected for NBA TV’s Fan Night Game

This in from NBA TV, the Fan Night vote has resulted in the Oklahoma City Thunder-Denver Nuggets game being chosen for the Tuesday, December 17 game. It will air at 9 p.m. ET. Ernie Johnson will host the studio portion of the program which will be a simulcast of the local feed. Analysts Chris Webber […]

The NBA on TNT is Back with Another Doubleheader Tonight

Starting at 8 p.m. ET, TNT will air another NBA twi-night doubleheader. It begins with the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. That’s followed by the Houston Rockets up in the Great Northwest taking on the Portland Trail Blazers. TNT’s announcing crews will be led by Kevin Harlan and […]

NBA Radio Returns to SiriusXM

Just announced today, SiriusXM will bring back NBA Radio on channel 217. NBA Radio had been part of the lineup of Sirius Satellite Radio, but then it abruptly went away. However, the only radio station totally devoted to the Association will make its triumphant return to satellite radio on Monday, December 9 at 7 a.m. […]

Sage Steele Signs Extension with ESPN and Will Host NBA Countdown

Finally, the nightmare for NBA fans is over and ESPN’s professional basketball pregame show will finally have a host. For two seasons, NBA Countdown went without a host. Last year’s version was for all intents and purposes an abortion. So ESPN has turned to SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele to host the program on Friday nights […]

Turner Sports Opens the 2013-14 NBA Season with Three Consecutive Doubleheaders

This from Turner Sports. After completing the 2013 MLB season, the company can now turn to its signature sport, the NBA. Heading into its 30th season of covering professional basketball, dating back to when it aired games on TBS, Turner Sports will use TNT and NBA TV to provide three straight nights of doubleheaders to […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

ESPN Taps Avery Johnson As Analyst

He’s been with ESPN in-between his coaching stops, so it’s only natural that Avery Johnson returns to ESPN for its NBA coverage. Johnson’s last coaching stop was with the Brooklyn Nets. ESPN says Johnson will be seen on its myriad of studio programming including NBA Tonight, NBA Coast 2 Coast and SportsCenter. Here’s the announcement. […]

Former Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl Rejoins ESPN

The 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year, George Karl, formerly of the Denver Nuggets, will be making the trek east to Bristol, CT to become a TV analyst. Karl will his second tour with ESPN, the first being back in the 2003-04 season. Karl will be seen on NBA Tonight, NBA Coast 2 Coast, SportsCenter […]

Quickie Wednesday Links

Time for some linkage. Haven’t done any in a long time. My apologies for that. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal speaks with CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus about the future of CBS Sports Network. Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Daily writes that Nationwide will not sponsor NASCAR’s secondary race tour after 2014. Jason McIntyre […]

The Rare Thursday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage today. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with ESPN’s Chris Fowler and looks at the first days of Fox Sports 1. Richard talks with new Fox Football Daily analyst Randy Moss. Paul Sanford at Sports Business Daily compares and contrasts Wednesday night’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter to Fox Sports 1′s Fox Sports […]

Some Thursday Sports Media Thoughts

Whomever thought July and August 2013 would be boring for sports media news certainly underestimated what the Big Three in Sports Television would do. We’ve seen the return of Keith Olbermann to ESPN, NASCAR ousting ESPN and Turner in favor of NBC, and Fox increasing its commitment to the sport, Fox Sports 1 making a […]

The 2013-14 NBA on ESPN/ABC Schedule

The ESPN/ABC NBA consortium team for 90 games this upcoming season, 75 on ESPN and another 15 on ABC. The two networks combine for five Christmas Day games. ESPN will have an Opening Week doubleheader starting on November 1 with Miami at Brooklyn followed by San Antonio at the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat and […]