- TNT will televise over 20 weeks of Thursday night NBA doubleheaders during the regular season, as well as 10 weeks of Monday night games as part of new agreement with the NBA. TNT’s new Monday night package will premiere on Jan 16, 2017 (MLK Day)
- TNT will be the exclusive home of NBA All-Star Weekend from New Orleans including the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge (2/17), State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on (2/18) & the NBA All-Star Game simulcasted on TNT & TBS (2/19)
- Marv Albert and Chris Webber, and Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller are the primary doubleheader broadcast teams with various other talent substituting
- TNT will televise 40+ NBA Playoff games as well as exclusive coverage of the Eastern Conference Finals
- NBA TV host nightly studio show highlighting in progress games around the league with a rotation of hosts, analysts and reporters.
- NBA TV will present almost night simulcasts of NBA games from Regional Networks. Ernie Johnson, Greg Anthony, Chris Webber and Kevin McHale host NBA TV Fan Night on Tuesdays.
NBA on TNT Press Release
Turner Sports Talent
Inside the NBA (Studio)- Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith
NBA on TNT
Play by Play- Marv Albert, Kevin Harlan, Brian Anderson, Ian Eagle
Game Analysts- Greg Anthony, Brent Barry, Grant Hill, Mike Fratello, Reggie Miller, Kevin McHale, Steve Smith, Chris Webber
Court Side Reporters- David Aldridge, Craig Sager, Rebecca Haarlow, Lewis Johnson, Kristen Ledlow
NBA Game Time (NBA TV)- Vince Cellini, Matt Winer, Rick Kamala, Casey Stern, Rick Fox, Dennis Scott, Stu Jackson, Isiah Thomas, Anthony, Hill, Smith, Webber, Aldridge, Barry, Fratello
NBA on TNT Schedule
Tue, Oct 25: Knicks vs. Cavaliers, 8 pm | Spurs vs. Warriors, 10:30 pm
Thu, Oct 27: Celtics vs. Bulls, 8 pm | Clippers vs. Trail Blazers, 10:30 pm
Thu, Nov 3: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, 8 pm | Thunder vs. Warriors, 10:30 pm
Thu, Nov 10: Bulls vs. Heat, 8 pm | Lakers vs. Kings, 10:30 pm
Thu, Nov 17: 76ers vs. Timberwolves, 8 pm | Bulls vs. Jazz, 10:30 pm
Thu, Dec 1st: Clippers vs. Cavaliers, 8 pm | Rockets vs. Warriors, 10:30 pm
Thu, Dec 8: Timberwolves vs. Raptors, 7 pm | Spurs vs. Bulls, 9:30 pm
Thu, Dec 15: Bulls vs. Bucks, 8 pm | Knicks vs. Warriors, 10:30 pm
Thu, Dec 22nd: Celtics vs. Pacers, 8 pm | Spurs vs. Clippers, 10:30 pm
Thu, Dec 29: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, 8 pm | Mavericks vs. Lakers, 10:30 pm
Thu, Jan 5: Thunder vs. Rockets, 8 pm | Spurs vs. Nuggets, 10:30 pm
Thu, Jan 12: Bulls vs. Knicks, 8 pm | Pistons vs. Warriors, 10:30 pm
Mon, Jan 16: Cavaliers vs. Warriors, 8 pm | Thunder vs. Clippers, 10:30 pm
Thu, Jan 19: Wizards vs. Knicks, 8 pm | Timberwolves vs. Clippers, 10:30 pm
Mon, Jan 23: Knicks vs. Pacers, 8 pm
Thu, Jan 26: Mavericks vs. Thunder, 8 pm | Lakers vs. Jazz, 10:30 pm
Mon, Jan 30: Pistons vs. Celtics, 8 pm | Grizzlies vs. Suns, 10:30 pm
Thu, Feb 2nd: Hawks vs. Rockets, 8 pm | Warriors vs. Clippers, 10:30 pm
Mon, Feb 6: Lakers vs. Knicks, 7 pm | Spurs vs. Grizzlies, 9:30 pm
Thu, Feb 9: Cavaliers vs. Thunder, 8 pm | Celtics vs. Trail Blazers, 10:30 pm
Mon, Feb 13: Spurs vs. Pacers, 8 pm | Hawks vs. Trail Blazers, 10:30 pm
Thu, Feb 16: Celtics vs. Bulls, 8 pm
Fri, Feb 17 - 19: ALL STAR WEEKEND, NEW ORLEANS
Thu, Feb 23: Knicks vs. Cavaliers, 8 pm | Clippers vs. Warriors, 10:30 pm
Mon, Feb 27: Raptors vs. Knicks, 7 pm | Heat vs. Mavericks, 9:30 pm
Thu, Mar 2nd: Warriors vs. Bulls, 8 pm | Thunder vs. Trail Blazers, 10:30 pm
Mon, Mar 6: Pacers vs. Hornets, 8 pm | Celtics vs. Clippers, 10:30 pm
Thu, Mar 9: Spurs vs. Thunder, 8 pm | Lakers vs. Suns, 10:30 pm
Mon, Mar 13: Hawks vs. Spurs, 8 pm | Lakers vs. Nuggets, 10:30 pm
Mon, Mar 20: Warriors vs. Thunder, 8 pm | Knicks vs. Clippers, 10:30 pm
Mon, Mar 27: Cavaliers vs. Bulls, 8 pm | Pelicans vs. Jazz, 10:30 pm
Thu, Mar 30: Cavaliers vs. Bulls, 8 pm | Rockets vs. Trail Blazers, 10:30 pm
Thu, Apr 6: Celtics vs. Hawks, 8 pm | Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers, 10:30 pm
Mon, Apr 10: Wizards vs. Pistons, 8 pm | Rockets vs. Clippers, 10:30 pm
- ESPN & ABC will air over 100 Regular-Season Game on cable and broadcast TV.
- ESPN will air 82 NBA games, including weekly doubleheaders on Wednesday and Friday nights
- Christmas Day: ABC will air the NBA Finals rematch between Golden State at Cleveland with four additional games on ESPN and ABC
- ABC will air nine Saturday Primetime and eight Sunday Showcase games, both beginning in January
- ESPN has presented a complete repackaging of the production graphics, including new logos for their game and studio coverage
- Michelle Beadle is the new co-host for NBA Countdown on games airing on ESPN Wednesday and Friday nights. Sage Steele hosts games on ABC in January. Chauncey Billups and Tracy McGrady (on Wednesdays only) join the returning Jalen Rose as analysts. Doug Collins leaves the studio and will appear as a full-time game analyst
- Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson lead the broadcast games through the season and postseason, including the NBA Finals. Marc Jones is the new #1 announcer replacing Mike Tirico. Jones will team mostly with Hubie Brown.
- ABC and ESPN will both air up to 44 NBA Playoffs games, including exclusive coverage of the Western Conference Finals on ESPN and exclusive coverage of the 2017 NBA Finals on ABC
- Rachel Nichols returns as host of the daily NBA studio show ‘The Jump’ airing weekdays afternoons with guest NBA Insiders and analysts. Zach Lowe, Scottie Pippen and Tracy McGrady will contribute regularly to the show. Nichols and Lowe will also contribute to NBA Countdown.
- Marc Kestecher will be the new lead announcer for NBA on ESPN Radio.
NBA Countdown (Studio)
ESPN Wed & Fri - Michelle Beadle, Chauncey Billups, Jalen Rose; Tracy McGrady (Wed Only)
ABC Sat & Sun- Sage Steele, other talent TBA later
NBA on ESPN
Play-by-play- Mike Breen, Mark Jones, Dave Pasch, Ryan Ruocco
Game Analysts- Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Hubie Brown, Doug Collins, Doris Burke
Court Side Reporters- Burke, Lisa Salters, JA Adande, Israel Gutierrez, Cassidy Humbert, Holly Rowe
ESPN Radio- Marc Kestecher (play by play), Jon Barry, PJ Carlesimo (anlysts), Kara Lawson
‘The Jump’- Host: Rachel Nichols (Weekdays ESPN2 3:30 pm; moves to ESPN after Super Bowl)
NBA on ESPN/ABC Press Release
NBA on Christmas
Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, ESPN Noon
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers, ABC 2:30 p.m.
Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs, ABC 5 p.m.
Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN 10:30 p.m.
NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, Saturdays 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 21- Spurs at Cavaliers
Jan. 28- Clippers at Warriors
Feb. 4- Cavaliers at Knicks
Feb. 11- Warriors at Thunder
Feb. 25- Bulls at Cavaliers
Mar. 4- Clippers at Bulls
Mar. 11- Warriors at Spurs
Mar. 18- Cavaliers at Clippers
Apr. 8- Clippers at Spurs
ABC NBA Sunday Showcase, Sundays 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 29- Thunder at Cavaliers
Feb. 5- Clippers at Celtics, 2 p.m.
Feb. 12- Spurs at Knicks
Mar. 5- Warriors at Knicks
Mar. 12- Bulls at Celtics
Mar. 26- Thunder at Rockets
Apr. 2- Celtics at Knicks, 1 p.m.; Jazz at Spurs 3:30 p.m.