NBA TV to Offer Expansive Live Studio Coverage of Highly Anticipated 2017 NBA Free Agency Period
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Free Agent Fever Show to Tip Off Live Coverage of Player Movement Period,
Friday, June 30, at 11:30 p.m. ET
NBA TV – the year-round destination for fans seeking complete coverage of the NBA – will offer around-the-clock coverage of this year’s highly anticipated NBA free agency period. The network will feature live studio shows and up-to-the-minute reports starting Friday, June 30, the eve of the start of the league’s off-season player movement. The network’s programming schedule will include Free Agent Fever, a live multi-set studio show utilizing a deep roster of commentators, as well as special editions of The Starters and NBA GameTime.
Free Agent Fever will debut with a 90-minute live show through the opening hour of free agency, starting Friday, June 30, at 11:30 p.m. ET. The night’s coverage will start with a free agency preview episode of The Starters at 7 p.m. and conclude with a 30-minute episode of NBA GameTime at 1 a.m. On the first day of free agency – Saturday, July 1 – live programming will include a Free Agent Fever episode at 8 a.m., updates throughout the morning, another live Free Agent Fever episode from 7-9 p.m. and NBA GameTime at 11 p.m.
A combination of NBA TV commentators including Stu Jackson, Dennis Scott and Steve Smith, along with guest analysts Billy King and Eric Pincus will offer their perspectives. Hosts Jared Greenberg, Kristen Ledlow and Casey Stern will anchor the network’s coverage. Reporter David Aldridge will also contribute throughout the week.
NBA TV’s free agency-focused coverage will continue through the end of the week, recapping the second day of free agency on Sunday, July 2 with Free Agent Fever at 7 p.m., and NBA GameTime at 11 p.m. The network’s daily live game coverage of Summer League, beginning July 1, will also include updates on free agency and the latest news and analysis from around the league.
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