On Thursday, the NBA Draft takes place in the theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on ESPN, but there are other networks covering the event. Let’s take a look at the releases from various outlets.
First, our friends at NBA TV tell us there will be plenty of wraparound programming before and after the Draft.
NBA TV to Feature University of Kansas Head Coach Bill Self as Part of Network’s Extensive 2010 NBA Draft Coverage– NBA Digital to Deliver Multiplatform Coverage of NBA Draft on NBA TV and NBA.com –– Former New Jersey Nets Head Coach Lawrence Frank to Join NBA TV’s Post Draft Coverage –University of Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self will join NBA TV’s coverage of the 2010 NBA Draft, which will be held at the Theater at Madison Square in New York City on Thursday, June 24. Self will be a part of NBA Digital’s all-access coverage on NBA TV and NBA.com leading up to – and continuing throughout – the entire draft during which fans can interact with NBA TV analysts, voice their opinions via Facebook and Twitter, and access detailed information about each draft selection on NBA.com.Along with Self, former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank will join NBA TV’s coverage to breakdown the entire draft during the Division Review Shows on Friday, June 25 beginning at 7 p.m. ET.For the first time, Self will join NBA TV’s draft night coverage hosted by Rick Kamla with analysts Kenny Smith and Steve Smith, and college expert Chris Dortch, to provide unique pre- and post-draft analysis during the NBA Draft Preview Show at 6 p.m. ET and the 2010 NBA Draft Recap at midnight ET. In 2009, The Sporting News and Associated Press named Self the National Coach of the Year. He earned Big 12 Coach of the Year and reached his 400th career victory during the 2009-2010 season. In addition, the Jayhawks won their 2,000th game in school history under Self last season.In addition to pre- and post-draft analysis, host Matt Winer and Self will provide Instant Analysis of key draft selections that will be available exclusively on NBA.com.NBA Insider David Aldridge will be on hand for NBA TV and NBA.com with breaking news updates about trades. NBA.com writers Scott Howard-Cooper and John Schuhmann will be onsite to tweet and blog reactions from the fans, while reporter Craig Sager will be on hand at Madison Square Garden in New York City to interview players moments after they are selected in the draft via the Virtual Green Room. Each interview will be featured on NBA.comNBA TV will offer original studio programming leading up to the NBA Draft including:· The Jump: Interactive Draft Room (Tuesday, June 22, 1 p.m. ET): During a special episode of The Jump on NBA.com host Kyle Montgomery, analysts Dennis Scott and Brent Barry and ‘chat-master’ Sekou Smith provide their own unique take on the 2010 Draft. Fans can submit their thoughts via Twitter and Facebook, and the crew will respond and give their comments and analysis on everything happening at the draft. The Jump: Interactive Draft Room will re-air on NBA TV at 8 p.m. ET.· NBA GameTime: Coming Attractions (Wednesday, June 23, 8 p.m. ET): Host Marc Fein, NBA Insider David Aldridge and former NBA scout Ronny Thompson review the NBA.com mock drafts to anticipate possible selections for the 2010 NBA Draft.· Division Review Shows (Friday, June 25, 7 – 10 p.m. ET): Host Matt Winer, former Nets coach Lawrence Frank, NBA Insider David Aldridge and former NBA scout Ronny Thompson break down each division, team by team, to assess the impact of the draft. Each team segment will also be available on NBA.com.
NBA.com will also offer additional exclusive content, including David Aldrid
ge’s “Big Board,” prospect profiles and highlights, live press conferences of the top draft selections, a live Trade Tracker, photo galleries, polls and fan reaction via NBA.com’s Fan Voice
forums.Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will have coverage of the Draft as it pertains to the 76ers. You’ll see that after the break.
COMCAST SPORTSNET PROVIDES EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2010 NBA DRAFT WITH TWO LIVE SPECIALS AND EXTENSIVE REPORTS ON CSNPHILLY.COMPHILADELPHIA (June 22, 2010) – Comcast SportsNet, Philadelphia’s source for comprehensive local sports coverage, will have extensive live coverage of the 2010 NBA Draft on-air and online. The Philadelphia 76ers, under new coach Doug Collins, currently have the number two pick in the draft.Draft day coverage begins at 5 p.m. with Daily News Live. Comcast SportsNet will also have exclusive reports during SportsNite, as well as live coverage of the 76ers Draft Party on the floor of the Wachovia Center. At 6:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet’s basketball analysts will break down the Sixers draft on Draft Day 2010 live from the Pavilion in the Wachovia Center. Throughout the night, fans will hear from Sixers legends Dr. J and Moses Malone, Sixers President Ed Stefanski and Coach Collins.Comcast SportsNet will air two live specials on Thursday. Draft Day 2010 will air at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. with Ron Burke on the anchor desk alongside Sixers analyst Donyell Marshall and Chris Mannix from Sports Illustrated. CSNPhilly.com’s Dei Lynam will be live from the draft at Madison Square Garden and Neil Hartman reports from various locations in the Wachovia Center during the 76ers Draft Party.Comcast SportsNet’s Amy Fadool will host live chats on CSNPhilly.com at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., with exclusive behind the scenes footage available exclusively online.When the Sixers make their pick, Comcast SportsNet will break in live on-air and on CSNPhilly.com to announce the pick and provide instant analysis.Comcast SportsNet will wrap up the Draft on SportsNite at 10 p.m. followed by another live edition of Draft Day 2010 at 10:30 p.m.CSNPhilly.com will have comprehensive coverage of the NBA Draft leading up to draft day, and an in-depth recap immediately following the conclusion.
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has its coverage for the Wizards.
Comcast SportsNet MID-ATLANTIC to deliver “WALL-TO-WALL” COVERAGE Of THE wizards 2010 NBA DRAFTweek-long special programming highlights expected top pick john wall as wizards select number one on june 24Bethesda, Md. (June 18, 2010) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the region’s leading source for television and online sports coverage, announced its comprehensive schedule of “wall-to-wall” coverage of the Washington Wizards leading into the 2010 NBA Draft on June 24. The Wizards own the first-overall selection in the draft, as well as an additional pick in the first round (30th overall) and a second-round choice (35th overall).Comcast SportsNet’s extensive coverage of the Wizards’ historic draft will include special editions of SportsNite and Washington Post Live, as well as extended television and online content on CSNwashington.com. The network’s special coverage will be led by Wizards beat reporter Chris Miller and NBA analyst Ron Thompson and is highlighted by all-access features and in-depth interviews with former Kentucky point guard and expected number-one pick John Wall.The network’s on-air draft programming begins with SportsNite: Wall to Wall Draft Special, on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. SportsNite will also air in a special hour-long format on draft day, June 24, from 6-7 p.m. to preview the event, which begins at 7 p.m. in New York. The program’s draft-related features and interviews will cover all aspects of the Wizards and the draft, with on-location reporting from Miller.Washington Post Live, the network’s daily hour-long interactive talk show, will deliver two special editions throughout the week dedicated to covering the NBA draft. The hour-long comprehensive draft preview show will air on June 23 at 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. with the show’s draft recap special airing live on June 24 from 9-10 p.m. following the network’s live-game coverage of the Washington Mystics. The shows, which will be hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Ivan Carter, will feature numerous basketball experts and insiders, including Mike Wise, John Feinstein, Glenn Consor and Stephen A. Smith.Comcast SportsNet’s Special NBA Draft Coverage:Washington Post Live: Draft Special – Wed., June 23, 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.SportsNite – Thurs., June 24, 6 p.m. (one-hour draft special)Washington Post Live: Draft Special – Thurs., June 24, 9 p.m. (live one-hour draft recap)In addition to Comcast SportsNet’s television coverage, CSNwashington.com will offer exclusive content surrounding the draft throughout the week. The special online coverage will include extensive Wizards- and NBA-related news, video, blogs and interactive features.