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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND A’S AND SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PRESENT INAUGURAL “BATTLE OF THE BAY ART SHOW”

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NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND A’S AND SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PRESENT INAUGURAL “BATTLE OF THE BAY ART SHOW”

 

A’s & Giants-Themed Art Exhibit During Bay Bridge Series,

July 13-15 at AT&T Park and July 20-22 at the Oakland Coliseum

 

“Battle of the Bay Art Show” to Showcase Artwork of 40 Northern California Artists

 

“The Bridge,” New Trophy Awarded to Winner of A’s-Giants Bay Bridge Series,

on Public Display for First Time at Show

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July  9, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic) – “Home of Authentic Bay Area Sports” – and Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) and San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) today announced the inaugural Battle of the Bay Art Show.  The A’s and Giants-themed art exhibit takes place during the Giants and A’s annual Bay Bridge Series.

 

The Battle of the Bay Art Show features the artwork of 40 Northern California artists and will be on display on July 13-15 adjacent to AT&T Park’s Giants Vault (located inside the Lefty O’Doul Gate) and July 20-22 at the Oakland Coliseum’s Championship Plaza

 

The exhibit is accessible to all fans inside the ballpark.  To purchase game tickets for July 13-15 at AT&T Park click HERE, for July 20-22 game tickets at the Oakland Coliseum, click HERE.  Admission to the art show is free with the purchase of a ticket to the game.

 

The Battle of the Bay Art Show will feature A’s and Giants-themed art including legends, current players, mascots, stadiums and abstract representations. Art will be in various art forms: oil and acrylic paintings; graphite, ink and spray paint art; photography; and sculpture. The artists will have the opportunity to sell their artwork, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the A’s Community Fund and the Giants Community Fund.

 

The art show coincides with the first public display of The Bridge – the new, official trophy to be presented to the winner of the regular-season A’s and Giants Bay Bridge Series. The Bridge is made with steel salvaged from the original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

 

The design and construction of The Bridge is a collaborative effort by Scientific Art Studio – whose work includes two popular features inside AT&T Park’s Fan Lot, the Giant Glove and Coca-Cola Bottle Slide – and The Crucible, an Oakland-based industrial arts school.  For more information, click HERE and HERE.

 

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.

 

About the Oakland A’s: 

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.

 

Off the field, the A’s are committed to the community. The Oakland A’ Community Fund takes an innovative and dynamic approach to support education, promote youth sports, and provide economic opportunity in order to help make Oakland and the East Bay a more equitable and inclusive community. The club annually contributes nearly $2 million to the community.

 

About the San Francisco Giants:

One of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball, the 136-year old franchise moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958.  2018 marks the Giants 60th year in San Francisco and will be celebrated with events throughout the season to commemorate this diamond anniversary.  After playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park, the team moved to the privately constructed AT&T Park in 2000.  The organization is widely recognized for its innovative business practices and baseball excellence.  In 2010, the franchise was named the Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and in 2010 was named Organization of the Year by Baseball America. 

 

Since opening its gates, AT&T Park has become internationally-renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment.  On the diamond, more than 56 million spectators have witnessed a number of magical moments, including three World Series Championships (2010, 2012 & 2014), the raising of four National League Pennants and seven playoff appearances.  On June 13, 2012, the organization’s first-ever Perfect Game was thrown by Giants ace Matt Cain.  On July 10, 2007 AT&T Park was the center of the baseball universe when it hosted the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game.  AT&T Park has also played host to some of music’s biggest acts, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé & Jay Z, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Green Day and Billy Joel. 

 

Off the field, the Giants have one of the premier community outreach programs in professional sports.  Through its community outreach programs, the Giants and the Giants Community Fund work with corporate and non-profit partners to raise awareness, educate and generate interest in a variety of issues important to both their fans and community.  These issues include education/literacy, violence prevention, health and youth recreation and fitness. The Giants Community Fund’s Junior Giants Baseball Program received the 2015 Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence, and the San Francisco Giants were named ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year in July of 2016.

 

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA UNVEIL NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO FACILITIES

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NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA UNVEIL NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO FACILITIES

Dynamic Studio Features Main Anchor Desk, Multiple Anchor/Reporter Locations

and Interactive Demonstration Area

 

Sharks Pregame Live will Debut New Set on October 5

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 4, 2019 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” will unveil its new state-of-the-art studio tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 5th) at 6:30 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live.

 

The new studio, located at the network’s headquarters at 360 3rd Street in San Francisco (South of Market), will feature a sleek, modern and open design and utilize dynamic LED technology, a stunning and interactive video floor, and multiple anchor and reporter positions designed for movement and flexibility.

 

The studio features large displays that are seamlessly integrated into the scenic architecture, making every part of the studio an engaging broadcast location. A sleek LED display runs along the length of the room, forming the backdrop for the main anchor area.  The visual center of the space is the dynamic demo area, with a large wall display and an LED floor, and portrait monitors.

 

For photos and video highlights of the new studio, click HERE and HERE.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area’s new studio will primarily serve as the main set for Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers pre- and postgame shows, along with news updates, press conferences, breaking news and magazine shows.  Additionally, the studio will occasionally carry NBC Sports California’s signature programming including San Jose Sharks, Sacramento Kings and Oakland A’s pre- and postgame shows.

 

“Our new studios will provide our anchors, analysts and insiders the ability to provide the region’s most comprehensive, informative and entertaining sports coverage across multiple platforms,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.  “We’ve created a world-class facility that is designed for innovation and the creation of compelling content for local sports fans.  We’re looking forward with great excitement to tomorrow night’s first broadcast from the new studio.”

 

In addition to the main studio, a secondary studio, also located at the San Francisco headquarters, will debut on Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 7:00 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live, prior to the Sharks-Carolina Hurricanes game.  The modern studio will primarily host NBC Sports California’s pre- and postgame shows, news updates, press conferences and breaking news.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area Studio highlights include:

  • 2,270-square-foot studio
  • 30-foot-wide LED monitor wall in main anchor area
  • Interactive Demo Area with a 16-foot-wide by 9-foot-tall monitor wall, a 15-foot-wide and 8-foot-deep LED floor, and five vertical monitors
  • 120 LED tiles integrated into the set, including 75 in the walls and 45 in the Demo Area floor
  • Large, full-height images in the studio depicting San Francisco’s world-renowned cityscape; plus, the iconic NBC logo incorporated into the set design  

 

The set design is the result of the partnership of NBC Sports and the design group at Jack Morton Worldwide.  Fabrication work was done by blackwalnut.  Lighting Design and installation was done by The Lighting Design Group.  LED technology was provided by Leyard and Planar.

 

About NBC Sports Bay Area and 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 and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live steams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, 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; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES 2019-20 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES 2019-20 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS COVERAGE

Network to Present 70 Regular-Season Games and Three Preseason Games

 

Chris Mullin, Jennifer Azzi and Brian Shaw Join NBC Sports Bay Area as Studio Analysts

 

Blair Hardiek Joins Network as “Warriors Outsiders” Analyst

 

Complete Game Day Coverage with “Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live”

 

Comprehensive Warriors and NBA Coverage via “MyTeams by NBC Sports”

Mobile App and NBCportsBayArea.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 30, 2019 – NBC Sports Bay Area today announced its coverage of the Golden State Warriors for the 2019-20 NBA season – their first at Chase Center in San Francisco – which includes 70 regular-season games; former Warrior and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Chris Mullin, Olympic Gold Medalist, 13-year professional player, and former University of San Francisco head coach Jennifer Azzi, and 14-year NBA player and former head coach Brian Shaw joining the network as studio analysts; game-day coverage with one-hour Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live shows; and Warriors and NBA news and analysis, insider reports and video via the MyTeams by NBC Sports mobile app and NBCSportsBayArea.com. 

 

MyTeams is available for download on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  DOWNLOAD now.

 

The 2019-20 Warriors regular season on NBC Sports Bay Area gets underway on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m. when the Warriors visit the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Calling all the action for Warriors games on NBC Sports Bay Area will be Emmy Award-winner Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike, with Kerith Burke handling sideline reporter duties.

 

In addition to the 70 regular-season games, NBC Sports Bay Area will televise three preseason games: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Minnesota Timberwolves and Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Lakers.

 

See attachment for NBC Sports Bay Area’s 2019-20 Warriors schedule.  

 

Warriors Pregame Live, Warriors Postgame Live – One hour prior to the game, Warriors Pregame Live presents the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches and game previews. 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.

 

The shows are anchored by Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean, and new analysts Chris Mullin, Jennifer Azzi and Brian Shaw.  Additional analysis will be provided by Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Warriors reporter Logan Murdock, Bob Fitzgerald, Kelenna Azubuike and Kerith Burke. 

 

Mullin, who spent 13 years of his 16-season NBA career as a member of the Golden State Warriors, was originally selected by the Warriors in the first round of the 1985 NBA Draft.  Prior to re-joining the Warriors for his final NBA season in 2000, he spent three seasons with the Indiana Pacers.  A five-time NBA All-Star, Mullin ended his 16-year NBA career with averages of 18.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 986 games.  Additionally, he was a member of the gold-medal winning 1992 USA Basketball Team, also known as the original “Dream Team,” at the Olympic Games in Barcelona and he also won a gold medal as a college player at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.  Following his NBA playing career, Mullin served as a special advisor for the Sacramento Kings and general manager for the Warriors.  He was inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.  Mullin was the head coach of the men's basketball team at St. John’s University, his alma mater, from 2015-2019.

 

Azzi, a four-year starter and captain at Stanford from 1987-1990, became the first Cardinal women's basketball player to earn the Wade Trophy, the James Naismith Player of the Year award, and the Honda-Broderick National Player of the Year honor. A three-time All-Pacific-10 performer and the 1990 Pac-10 Player of the Year, Azzi led the Cardinal to a pair of conference titles (1989, 1990) and Stanford's first national championship in 1990.  Upon graduation, she played professionally overseas (1990-95).  Azzi was one of the founding members of the American Basketball League (ABL) and played for the San Jose Lasers from 1996 to 1999.  Azzi was drafted by the Detroit Shock in the first round, fifth overall pick, of the inaugural WNBA draft. She played for the Shock (1999), Utah Starzz (2000-03) and the San Antonio Silver Stars (2003).  Internationally, she was a key member of the United States gold medal-winning 1996 Olympic Team.  Azzi was the head coach of the women's basketball team at the University of San Francisco from 2010-2016, ending her coaching career with a WCC Championship.  She is currently serving as Associate Vice President, Development, University of San Francisco.

 

Shaw, drafted 24th overall by Boston in 1988, played 14 NBA seasons with the Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers. He was a member of Los Angeles’ back-to-back-to-back title teams (2000, 2001 and 2002). Following his NBA playing career, Shaw spent seven seasons (2005-2011) as an assistant with the Lakers, who won two NBA titles while he was a member of the coaching staff; two seasons (2011-2013) as associate head coach of the Indiana Pacers; two seasons (2013-2015) as the head coach for the Denver Nuggets; and, returning to the Lakers, three seasons (2016-2019) as an associate head coach.  An Oakland native, Shaw played at Bishop O’Dowd High School and collegiately at Saint Mary’s College of California and UC Santa Barbara. 

 

MyTeams by NBC Sports, NBCSportsBayArea.com:  NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streams of its Warriors games to NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers, along with its game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live, via the MyTeams by NBC Sports mobile app.

 

MyTeams and NBCSportsBayArea.com deliver complete Warriors and NBA coverage – showcasing Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Warriors reporter Logan Murdock and NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh – all season long, featuring in-depth news and analysis; daily insider reports; extensive live video of player, coach and front office personnel interviews and press conferences; a robust line-up of on-demand video; podcasts; and content from the network’s news programming.

 

Season-Long Warriors Shows:

 

Warriors Outsiders – Warriors Outsiders, hosted by Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann, will present viewers with a fresh take on each game with analysis, commentary and analytics. For select shows, Blair Hardiek, Global Director for the NBA Academy and founder of Azzi Academy, will join Shiller and Liffmann and provide additional insight and analysis.  Warriors Outsiders is multi-platform show simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.  Warriors Outsiders airs after Warriors Postgame Live.

 

Hardiek, in her current role as Global Director for the NBA Academy leads the international, elite development initiative to develop top players in China, India, Africa, Australia, and Mexico. She is the program's NCAA liaison opening up the world to universities and elite talent. Prior to her current role with the NBA Academy and the Azzi Academy, she served as Associate Head Coach/International Recruiting Coordinator at the University of San Francisco from 2010-2016.  Hardiek helped lead the Dons to the finals at the 2015 West Coast Conference tournament to earn a bid to the WNIT, USF's first postseason appearance since 2001-02.  She led the Dons to the NCAA tournament in 2016 after the Dons took home the West Coast Conference Championship title.  Hardiek began her coaching journey as an intern for Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer and her staff at Stanford. While working with VanDerveer, the Cardinal posted an overall record of 35-4 while earning a 2008 NCAA Final Four appearance.  Hardiek enjoyed a successful playing career at the University of Missouri as a point guard and team captain for the 2003-2007 squads. 

 

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.

 

Warriors Ground – The Emmy Award-winning Warriors Ground returns for the 2019-20 NBA season on NBC Sports Bay Area.  Warriors Ground, a half-hour show produced by Warriors Studio, features behind-the-scenes footage, community highlights, team history, fan stories and more.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for show dates and times.

 

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