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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-ROCKETS 2018 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-ROCKETS 2018 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

 

“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central” and “Warriors Outsiders” to Surround Each Game

with 4 Hours of News, Analysis and Commentary

 

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team Covering Warriors-Rockets Series;

Kerith Burke, Kelenna Azubuike & Monte Poole to Report from Houston

 

“The Happy Hour,” “Warriors With You” and NBCSportsBayArea.com

to Provide Comprehensive Multi-platform Warriors-Rockets Coverage

 

Network Coverage Presented On-Air and Live Streamed

on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

 

Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 10, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of the most comprehensive local coverage of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, continue their extensive season-long coverage into the 2018 Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.  The network’s Warriors-Rockets coverage is highlighted by four hours of live game-day coverage on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central and Warriors Outsiders.  Throughout the series, the network will continue to present complete Warriors playoff coverage with daily news, preview and analysis programs; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Rockets on-air and online details:

 

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Rockets coverage features the region’s deepest sports on-air/online roster, a total of 11 contributors, including the SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS); Warriors Outsiders Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa, Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Laura Britt (@Laura_Britt_) and James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).

 

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Rockets pregame coverage: One hour before the national broadcast, NBC Sports Bay Area will present comprehensive game preview and analysis, the latest team news and developments, and interviews with players and coaches on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central.  

 

Live Warriors-Rockets postgame coverage: After the game, 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. 

 

Warriors Playoff Central will air before and after each national broadcast.  The shows will originate from Oracle Arena during home games.

 

The shows 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.  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke.

 

For road games, Burke, Poole and Azubuike will report live from Houston.  Papa and St. Jean will anchor the shows from the Bay Area.

 

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSWarriors on Twitter for air dates/times and channel locations for Warriors Playoff Central during the Warriors-Rockets series.

 

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take on each Warriors-Rockets game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.  The show will air before and after each game.

 

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @DrewShiller and @GrantLiffmann for Warriors Outsiders air dates/times.

 

Additionally, Shiller and Liffmann host the Warriors Outsiders Podcast featuring game preview and analysis, opinionated commentary and lively debate.  To listen click HERE.

 

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by Greg Papa, Ray Ratto and Kelli Johnson – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Warriors and NBA news and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

 

The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

 

Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of its Warriors coverage on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.

 

Warriors With YouWarriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) a live multi-platform, half-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Kerith Burke and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will be presented throughout the playoffs on Facebook Live.  Kelenna Azubuike will join the show during road games.  Warriors With You will deliver a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Rockets series, the latest team developments and insider reports.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Burke, Poole and Azubuike during the shows via Facebook Live.

 

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Rockets coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Senior Insider Ray Ratto and NBA reporter James Ham, 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 Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, Warriors Outsiders, and Warriors Insider Podcast, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the Warriors-Rockets series across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Oracle Arena at every Warriors home game.

 

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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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SPORTS TEAMS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AND TIMBUK2 TEAM UP TO DONATE FACE MASKS AND BANDANAS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SPORTS TEAMS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AND TIMBUK2 TEAM UP TO DONATE FACE MASKS AND BANDANAS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Over 10,000 T-Shirts From Giants, A’s, Warriors, Kings, Sharks, Earthquakes,

49ers, and NBC Sports Bay Area & California Donated to Create

50,000 Face Masks and Bandanas

 

San Francisco-Based Timbuk2 to Manufacture Face Masks and Bandanas

 

Masks and Bandanas to be Donated to Bay Area Community Services

and Other Groups in Need

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 24, 2020 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, together with its team partners – MLB’s San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, NBA’s Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, along with the teams’ apparel and merchandise partner Fanatics – and San Francisco-based bag manufacturer Timbuk2 have teamed up to donate 50,000 face masks and bandanas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams and NBC Sports have donated over 10,000 new t-shirts, and Timbuk2 will create cloth face masks and bandanas from the t-shirt material.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City and County of San Francisco recommend wearing a cloth face covering in public settings. Additionally, the CDC encourages the public to reserve N95 respirators and surgical masks for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. For more information, visit the CDC website here and the City and County of San Francisco website here.

 

Timbuk2 is shifting production from bags to masks, working to fulfill the current demand for 50,000 cloth face coverings which will be donated to Bay Area Community Services, and other groups in need.

 

Images of the face masks and bandanas being manufactured can be found here.

 

 

“We are grateful to partner with the local sports teams and Timbuk2 to provide these critically needed protective masks and bandanas,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “We hope this initiative will encourage fans to follow the CDC’s guidance on wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, while reserving the supply of medical-grade masks for those on the coronavirus front lines.”

 

“Now more than ever, we must all work together to respond with compassion, solidarity and ingenuity to support the healthcare professionals and other frontline heroes who are working to save lives at the risk of their own,” said Emily Raimondi, Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Services of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “We are committed to unite and protect our community by being a part of this team effort to provide face masks and bandanas, and are thankful for our team partners and Timbuk2’s support of this critically important initiative.”

 

“One of our core values is to give a damn about the world around us,” said Timbuk2 Head of Marketing, Michelle Nadeau. “When it came time to determine how Timbuk2 could support our local community in fighting this pandemic, shifting our San Francisco manufacturing from messengers to masks and bandanas was a no-brainer. It’s been an honor to work with such world-class organizations, and we are proud to support our frontline workers.”

 

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 streams 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 NBCSportsBayArea.com and on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

About Timbuk2:

Since its founding in 1989, Timbuk2 has designed and manufactured bags to outsmart the city and last a lifetime. Timbuk2 is a pioneer of sewn-in-San Francisco customization and an industry leader in sustainable urban manufacturing. Timbuk2 remains committed to its craft, maintaining quality manufacturing in its hometown since day one. Founded by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in a garage in San Francisco’s Mission District, today Timbuk2 inspires urban mobility, enables individuality, promotes responsibility, and creates community. Thirty years later, Timbuk2 is still taking meaningful risks, building quality bags, and giving a damn about the world with a keen eye on the past and the future. Timbuk2 products are sold at its retail stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Venice Beach, Portland, New York, Toronto, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, specialty retailers, and online at www.Timbuk2.com. Follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @Timbuk2. 

 

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CONTACTS:

Jay dela Cruz

NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC Sports California

jay.delacruz@nbcuni.com

 

Amanda Jacobi

Timbuk2

amandaj@timbuk2.com

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA TO AIR SIMULATED KINGS VS. WARRIORS GAME VIA NBA 2K20 TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST

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NBCS Bay Area, NBCS California

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA TO AIR SIMULATED KINGS VS. WARRIORS GAME VIA NBA 2K20 TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST

 

Simulation with Commentary from Kings Announcers Grant Napear,

Doug Christie and Kayte Hunter Airs on NBC Sports California at 5 P.M.

 

Simulation Featuring Commentary from Warriors Broadcasters Bob Fitzgerald,

Kelenna Azubuike and Kerith Burke Airs at 11 P.M. on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 20, 2020 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, in partnership with Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20, today announced they will air a one-hour video game simulation of the Sacramento Kings versus the Golden State Warriors tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21st. The April 15th Kings-Warriors matchup was originally scheduled to be the last regular season game of the 2019-20 NBA season for both teams. 

 

NBC Sports California will air the simulation at 5 p.m. with the Kings announcers calling the action – play-by-play from Grant Napear and color analysis from Doug Christie – with Kayte Hunter handling the sideline reporter duties.  

 

At 11 p.m., NBC Sports Bay Area will air the simulation featuring Warriors broadcasters – play-by-play from Bob Fitzgerald and color analysis from Kelenna Azubuike –  with Kerith Burke handling the sideline reporter duties.

 

The artificial intelligence gameplay simulations will be conducted through Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20. The viewer experience will include the same video and audio components of NBA 2K20 gameplay, along with the Kings and Warriors announcers calling the action on NBC Sports California and NBC Sports Bay Area, respectively. Additional content surrounding the simulations will be available on NBCSportsBayArea.com and on NBC Sports Bay Area’s social media platforms.

 

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 streams 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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