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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF COVERAGE

Games 2, 3 and 4 to air on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

Extensive Game-Day Coverage with One-Hour

“Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live”

 

Warriors-Trail Blazers Games, “Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live” Streamed

on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App for NBC Sports Bay Area Subscribers

 

“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” “The Happy Hour,” “Warriors Outsiders”

“Warriors Raw” and NBCSportsBayArea.com to Provide the Region’s Most Comprehensive

Multiplatform Warriors-Trail Blazers Coverage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 14, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multiplatform coverage of the top-seeded Golden State Warriors’ First Round series against the eighth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers.  NBC Sports Bay Area will air Games 2, 3 and 4.  Coverage for Games 5-7, if necessary, will be announced at a later date.  The network will provide live streaming of its Warriors-Trail Blazers games – along with game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live – on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.

First Round schedule of games and additional coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com:

Game 1 – Sunday, April 16 at 11:30 AM – One hour before the Game 1: Warriors-Trail Blazers national broadcast, NBC Sports Bay Area will present the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, a comprehensive game preview and opposing team analysis on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central.  After the game on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus, Sports Net Central: Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game.  SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central will air one-hour before and after each national broadcast.

GAME              DAY                 DATE               TIME (PDT)       GAME

2                      Wednesday      April 19            7:30 PM            Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

3                      Saturday          April 22            7:30 PM            Warriors at Trail Blazers

4                      Monday            April 24            7:30 PM            Warriors at Trail Blazers

*5                     Wednesday      April 26            TBD                  Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

*6                     Friday              April 28            TBD                  Warriors at Trail Blazers

*7                     Sunday            April 30            TBD                  Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

 

*if necessary

Game 1 on ABC

Programming Note: San Francisco Giants games on April 19, 22 and 24 will move to NBC Sports Bay Area Plus from NBC Sports Bay Area.

Calling all the action for Warriors-Trail Blazers games on NBC Sports Bay Area will be the Emmy Award-winning team of Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett, with Ros Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21) handling sideline reporter duties.

Warriors Pregame Live, Warriors Postgame Live –   One-hour prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, and game previews on Warriors Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Warriors Postgame Live will give viewers an hour-long game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game. Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7).  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS), Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Barnett and Ros Gold-Onwude.  The shows will originate from Oracle Arena during home games televised on NBC Sports Bay Area.

Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of its Warriors-Trail Blazers games – along with game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live – on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers.  The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports Bay Area.  The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a new, live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS), along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS)– regularly airs weekdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM PT.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, hot takes with heavy debate, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann), will provide viewers with a fresh take following each Warriors-Trail Blazers game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics – as seen through the lens of the social media universe from a fan’s perspective. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

Warriors Raw – NBC Sports Bay Area presents Warriors Raw, a same-day, condensed version of that day's game. Warriors Raw offers viewers highlights of key plays from alternative camera angles, authentic in-game sound and pre- and postgame interviews in an entertaining half-hour format.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Trail Blazers coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Senior Insider Ray Ratto, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from The Happy Hour, SportsNet Central, Warriors Outsiders, Pregame Live and Postgame Live, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

 

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COACHING CORPS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCE 4TH ANNUAL “COACHING CORPS GAME CHANGER AWARDS,” TOP BAY AREA ATHLETES TO HONOR INFLUENTIAL COACHES AND MENTORS

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COACHING CORPS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCE 4TH ANNUAL “COACHING CORPS GAME CHANGER AWARDS,” TOP BAY AREA ATHLETES TO HONOR INFLUENTIAL COACHES AND MENTORS

 

“Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards” Presented by Levi’s®
Airing Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

San Francisco Giants Pitcher Jeff Samardzija, Oakland A’s Third Baseman Matt Chapman,

 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Tackle DeForest Buckner, Oakland Raiders Linebacker

Bruce Irvin, San Jose Earthquakes Forward Chris Wondolowski and Golden State Warriors

Assistant Coach Jarron Collins to Honor their Coaches and Mentors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 11, 2018 – Coaching Corps (@CoachingCorps) and NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced the 4th Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, presented by Levi’s®, airing Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. This event supports Coaching Corps’ mission to provide youth from under-resourced communities access to trained coaches and the benefits of sports. The Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards will feature top Bay Area professional athletes celebrating the profound influence of coaches on their lives and in the community.

The presenters – prominent Bay Area athletes whose lives have been shaped by the mentorship and transformative influence of caring coaches and other important persons – are:

  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija honoring his former Notre Dame football coach Tyrone Willingham;
  • Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman honoring his father Jim Chapman;
  • San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle DeForest Buckner honoring his Punahou School (Honolulu, HI) football coach Kale Ane;
  • Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin honoring 49ers assistant head coach – defensive/inside linebackers Ken Norton, Jr.;
  • San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski honoring his father John Wondolowski; and
  • Golden State Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins honoring his Harvard-Westlake High School (Los Angeles, CA) basketball coach Greg Hilliard.
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For the pinnacle moment of the evening, the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards will honor Serena Limas with the Coach of the Year Award. Volunteer Coaching Corps coach Limas coached for three years with the Ramona Gardens Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles and continues to promote sports as a program leader at the center.  Through her work with Coaching Corps, Limas has been directly responsible for providing nearly 300 youth with sports opportunities.

The 4th Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, a two-hour program, is hosted by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dave Feldman (@FeldyNBCS) and Ahmed Fareed (@FareedNBCS). The awards ceremony will be taped on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Fairmont San Francisco.  After the broadcast debut (Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area), the show will re-air on NBC Sports Bay Area on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for additional air dates and times.

“Every child deserves a caring role model in their life to help them thrive and realize their full potential,” says Coaching Corps executive director Janet Carter. “In youth sports, a well-trained coach can make all the difference, helping kids translate skills learned on the playing field into success in school and beyond. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for everyone. Children from low-income communities are only half as likely to participate in sports.”

“Kids in under-resourced communities want to play sports,” says Wally Haas, Coaching Corps founder and Chairperson of the Board. “But too often they lack the key ingredient – a qualified, trained coach to fill that vital mentor role. Having a strong role model can have an outsized impact on kids facing the daily stresses of poverty. The Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards is a wonderful evening that raises awareness and funds for this issue.”

“We are pleased to be a part of the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, an extraordinary event that celebrates the transformative power of coaching and sports by honoring coaches and mentors who serve as positive role models who teach skill building and teamwork within safe environments for play and learning,” said Tom Stathakes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “The commitment of Coaching Corps coaches has changed kids’ lives.  Not only do the kids have fun playing sports, they also learn the value of teamwork and a good education from dedicated adults.  We’re especially thankful for Wally Haas, the Coaching Corps coaches and for the participation of Bay Area sports teams in the Game Changer Awards.”   

About Coaching Corps:

Since 2012, Coaching Corps has been fueling a movement of skilled coaches to give kids in underserved communities the sports mentors they want and deserve.  By partnering with more than 200 afterschool programs across the country, Coaching Corps has provided more than 130,000 underprivileged kids with the opportunity to play sports under the guidance of a caring, well-trained coach.  Informed by the latest research on youth character development, Coaching Corps trains coaches to foster persistence, optimism, self-regulation and empathy in kids, providing coaches with the ongoing support they need to ensure girls and boys in under-resourced communities learn skills that last lifetimes. Based in Oakland, California, Coaching Corps is a 501(c)(3) organization. More information about Coaching Corps can be found at www.coachingcorps.org.

About NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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DALLAS BRADEN AND KARA TSUBOI JOIN NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA’S A’S BROADCAST TEAM

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DALLAS BRADEN AND KARA TSUBOI JOIN NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA’S A’S BROADCAST TEAM

Braden to Provide Analysis for 100 Games Across Multiple Platforms

 

Tsuboi to Serve as Sideline Reporter for Select Home Games

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 10, 2018 – The Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) and NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic A’s Fan,” today announced that former A’s pitcher Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) has joined the broadcast team as a baseball analyst.

Braden will be featured in 35 telecasts as a color commentator and 54 games in the newly created role of field analyst, reporting from a unique vantage point close to the action.  He will also continue in his role as a studio analyst for select A’s Pregame Live and A’s Postgame Live shows.

Longtime in-stadium host Kara Tsuboi (@karashotcorner) will also join the broadcast team as a sideline reporter for a limited number of home games.

“Dallas’ presence at nearly every home game in this newly created role will provide a dynamic perspective that fans have not seen before. We are excited to welcome a lifelong A to the broadcast team,” said A’s President Dave Kaval.

“Dallas Braden provides a rare combination of deep baseball knowledge, passion for the game and love for the green and gold.  He has a true connection with A’s fans, and we’re looking forward to seeing him in a much more substantial role in 2018,” said David Koppett, VP of Content Strategy for NBC Sports California.

Ray Fosse, a 33-year broadcasting veteran and multiple Emmy Award-winner who played in the majors for 12 seasons, won two World Championships (1973, 1974) with the A’s, along with two Gold Gloves (1970, 1971) and played in two All-Star Games (1970, 1971), remains NBC Sports California’s primary A’s analyst.

Braden, a Stockton native, spent five seasons with the A’s (2007-2011). On May 9, 2010, he pitched the nineteenth perfect game in MLB history when he defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Oakland on Mother’s Day. Braden pitched for Stagg High School in Stockton, then went on to play at Texas Tech University. He was drafted by the A’s in 2004 and made his debut with the club in 2007. After his playing career, Braden worked at ESPN (2014-2017) as a studio analyst and color analyst.  Prior to the 2017 MLB season, he joined NBC Sports California as a studio analyst for the network’s signature shows A’s Pregame Live and A’s Postgame Live.

Tsuboi will be joining the broadcast team during select home games during the 50th anniversary season. She has been a member of the Athletics family since 2009, serving as the in-stadium host for home games. Tsuboi will continue in her prior role when she is not part of the NBC Sports California broadcast. Prior to her time with the A’s, Kara served as a technology reporter for CNET and CBS Interactive.

About the Oakland Athletics

We have always been innovators. Since our founding in 1901, the Athletics franchise has pushed the boundaries of our club and our sport in a relentless pursuit of victory. Our nine World Series titles and 15 American League Pennants make us one of the most storied clubs in Major League Baseball. We take great pride in the achievements of our past, and we view them as a challenge to push ourselves further. As our club moves into a new chapter in Oakland, we are committed to creating winning experiences that encompass the many aspects of our game and our community. For more information, visit athletics.com.

About NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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