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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SACRAMENTO KINGS COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SACRAMENTO KINGS COVERAGE

Network to Present 81 Regular-Season Games, 1 Preseason Game

 

Kings Analyst Jerry Reynolds to Join “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live” Shows

from Golden 1 Center; Plus, Reynolds Returns to Provide Color Commentary

for Select Games

 

Complete Game Day Coverage with “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live,”

Shows to Originate from Exclusive Set at Golden 1 Center for Home Games

 

NBCSportsCalifornia.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long Kings & NBA News,

Analysis, Exclusive Video and the “Kings Insider Podcast” with James Ham

 

“Authentic Fan Friday” Returns to Golden 1 Center, Every Friday Regular-Season

Home Game Fans to Receive Free “Authentic Fan” Prizes and More

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 3, 2018 – NBC Sports California and NBCSportsCalifornia.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Kings Fan,” announced today its coverage of the Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) for the 2018-19 season, which includes: presenting 82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason); legendary Kings color analyst Jerry Reynolds joining Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live and returning to call select games; comprehensive game-day coverage with Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live shows; and Kings and NBA news, analysis and insider reports on NBCSportsCalifornia.com

 

The Kings will open their season on NBC Sports California versus the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.  Calling all the action for Kings games on NBC Sports California will be the announcing team of Grant Napear (@GrantNapearshow) and Doug Christie (@TheDougChristie).  Legendary Kings broadcaster Jerry Reynolds will reunite with longtime broadcast partner Napear and provide color commentary for select games this season.  Kayte Christensen-Hunter (@kayte_c) will return as sideline reporter for select games.

 

In addition to the 81 regular-season games, NBC Sports California will televise one preseason game on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. as the Kings host the Jazz.

 

NBC Sports California’s 2018-19 Kings telecast schedule is as follows:

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Thursday

10/11

vs

Utah Jazz (Preseason)

7:00 PM

Wednesday

10/17

vs

Utah Jazz

7:00 PM

Friday

10/19

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

Sunday

10/21

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

4:00 PM

Tuesday

10/23

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Wednesday

10/24

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

7:00 PM

* Friday

10/26

vs

Washington Wizards

7:00 PM

Monday

10/29

at

Miami Heat

4:30 PM

Tuesday

10/30

at

Orlando Magic

4:00 PM

Thursday

11/1

at

Atlanta Hawks

4:30 PM

Sunday

11/4

at

Milwaukee Bucks

12:30 PM

Wednesday

11/7

vs

Toronto Raptors

7:00 PM

* Friday

11/9

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 PM

Saturday

11/10

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 PM

Monday

11/12

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Friday

11/16

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Saturday

11/17

at

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Monday

11/19

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

Wednesday

11/21

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Saturday

11/24

at

Golden State Warriors

5:30 PM

Sunday

11/25

vs

Utah Jazz

5:00 PM

Saturday

12/1

vs

Indiana Pacers

7:00 PM

Tuesday

12/4

at

Phoenix Suns

6:00 PM

Friday

12/7

at

Cleveland Cavaliers

4:30 PM

Saturday

12/8

at

Indiana Pacers

4:00 PM

Monday

12/10

at

Chicago Bulls

5:00 PM

Wednesday

12/12

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 PM

* Friday

12/14

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/16

at

Dallas Mavericks

4:00 PM

Monday

12/17

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Wednesday

12/19

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

* Friday

12/21

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/23

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

3:00 PM

Wednesday

12/26

at

Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 PM

Thursday

12/27

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/30

at

Los Angeles Lakers

6:30 PM

Tuesday

1/1

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

6:00 PM

Thursday

1/3

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/5

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:00 PM

Monday

1/7

vs

Orlando Magic

7:00 PM

Tuesday

1/8

at

Phoenix Suns

6:00 PM

Thursday

1/10

vs

Detroit Pistons

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/12

vs

Charlotte Hornets

7:00 PM

Monday

1/14

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Thursday

1/17

at

Charlotte Hornets

4:00 PM

Saturday

1/19

at

Detroit Pistons

4:00 PM

Monday

1/21

at

Brooklyn Nets

12:30 PM

Tuesday

1/22

at

Toronto Raptors

4:00 PM

Friday

1/25

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Sunday

1/27

at

Los Angeles Clippers

12:30 PM

Wednesday

1/30

vs

Atlanta Hawks

7:00 PM

Saturday

2/2

vs

Philadelphia 76ers

7:00 PM

Monday

2/4

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Wednesday

2/6

vs

Houston Rockets

7:00 PM

* Friday

2/8

vs

Miami Heat

7:00 PM

Sunday

2/10

vs

Phoenix Suns

3:00 PM

Wednesday

2/13

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Thursday

2/21

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Saturday

2/23

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

5:00 PM

Monday

2/25

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Wednesday

2/27

vs

Milwaukee Bucks

7:00 PM

* Friday

3/1

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:00 PM

Monday

3/4

vs

New York Knicks

7:00 PM

Wednesday

3/6

vs

Boston Celtics

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/9

at

New York Knicks

9:00 AM

Monday

3/11

at

Washington Wizards

4:00 PM

Thursday

3/14

at

Boston Celtics

4:30 PM

Friday

3/15

at

Philadelphia 76ers

4:00 PM

Sunday

3/17

vs

Chicago Bulls

3:00 PM

Tuesday

3/19

vs

Brooklyn Nets

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/21

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/23

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/24

at

Los Angeles Lakers

6:30 PM

Tuesday

3/26

at

Dallas Mavericks

5:30 PM

Thursday

3/28

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

Saturday

3/30

at

Houston Rockets

3:00 PM

Sunday

3/31

at

San Antonio Spurs

4:00 PM

Tuesday

4/2

vs

Houston Rockets

7:00 PM

Thursday

4/4

vs

Cleveland Cavaliers

7:00 PM

Friday

4/5

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Sunday

4/7

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

6:00 PM

Wednesday

4/10

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:30 PM

 

82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason)

Schedule as of 10/3/18; Dates and times subject to change

*Authentic Fan Friday

 

For approximately 24 hours following each game, NBC Sports California’s Kings telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand.  Note: NBC Sports California/Kings On Demand is available only in the Kings’ broadcast territory. 

 

Kings Pregame Live, Kings Postgame Live – In addition to live game coverage, NBC Sports California delivers comprehensive pre- and postgame analysis.  Prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches and game previews on Kings Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Kings Postgame Live will give viewers an in-depth game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game.  Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live are hosted by fan favorite Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS).  Kings analyst Jerry Reynolds will join Kozimor for Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live shows from Golden 1 Center, and Kayte Christensen-Hunter will join Kozimor in-studio for select shows when the team is on the road. 

 

Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsCalifornia.com’s Kings Insider James Ham (@James_HamNBCS), Grant Napear and Doug Christie.  During home games, the network will broadcast Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live from its exclusive, state-of-the-art set at Golden 1 Center.

 

Kings Central – Each month of the 2018-19 NBA season, Kings Central – a half-hour program hosted by Kayte Christensen-Hunter – will give fans an inside look at the Kings both on and off the court.  Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for air dates and times.

 

NBCSportsCalifornia.com – NBCSportsCalifornia.com delivers complete Kings and NBA coverage via Kings Insider James Ham, provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and “The Kings Insider Podcast.”  NBCSportsCalifornia.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; press conferences; and content from the network’s news programming.

 

NBC Sports California Social Media – Throughout the 2018-19 NBA season, NBC Sports California will deliver extensive original content across the network’s various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Plus, NBC Sports California will present live game-day content from Golden 1 Center at every Kings home game.  Follow NBC Sports California: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSKings).

 

Authentic Fan Friday – NBC Sports California brings back the popular Authentic Fan Friday to the Golden 1 Center for every Friday home game during the regular season.  Fans will receive a collector’s edition cheer card and free NBC Sports California giveaways.  Fans sitting in the “Authentic Fan” 219 section will also have the chance to be seen on the NBC Sports California telecast. Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for more information.

 

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; 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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