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NBC Sports California Announces 2019-20 Sacramento Kings Coverage

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NBC Sports California Announces 2019-20 Sacramento Kings Coverage

Network to Present 82 Regular-Season Games and Two Preseason Games from Mumbai, India

 

Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond Joins Network as Analyst for “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live”

 

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

 

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

Mobile App and NBCSportsCalifornia.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 27, 2019 – NBC Sports California today announced its coverage of the Sacramento Kings for the 2019-20 NBA season, which includes 82 regular-season games, along with two preseason games from Mumbai, India; former King and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Mitch Richmond will join the network as an analyst for select pre- and postgame shows; game-day coverage with Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live shows; and Kings and NBA news and analysis, insider reports and video via the MyTeams by NBC Sports mobile app and NBCSportsCalifornia.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 Kings regular season on NBC Sports California gets underway on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. when the Kings visit the Phoenix Suns. Calling all the action for Kings games on NBC Sports California will be the announcing team of Grant Napear and Doug Christie, with Kayte Christensen-Hunter handling sideline reporter duties for home games and select away games.  Jerry Reynolds will once again join longtime broadcast partner Napear and provide color commentary for select games this season.

 

In addition to the 82 regular-season games, NBC Sports California will televise two preseason games from the NSCI Dome in Mumbai, India: Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Indiana Pacers at 6:30 a.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. Indiana Pacers at 6:30 a.m.

 

NBC Sports California’s 2019-20 Sacramento Kings telecast schedule:

 

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Friday

10/4

at

Indiana Pacers

(Preseason from Mumbai, India)

6:30 AM

Saturday

10/5

vs

Indiana Pacers

(Preseason from Mumbai, India)

6:30 AM

Wednesday

10/23

at

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Friday

10/25

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Saturday

10/26

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Monday

10/28

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:00 PM

Wednesday

10/30

vs

Charlotte Hornets

7:00 PM

Friday

11/1

vs

Utah Jazz

7:00 PM

Sunday

11/3

at

New York Knicks

3:00 PM

Wednesday

11/6

at

Toronto Raptors

4:30 PM

Friday

11/8

at

Atlanta Hawks

4:30 PM

Tuesday

11/12

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Friday

11/15

at

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Sunday

11/17

vs

Boston Celtics

12:30 PM

Tuesday

11/19

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Friday

11/22

at

Brooklyn Nets

4:30 PM

Sunday

11/24

at

Washington Wizards

3:00 PM

Monday

11/25

at

Boston Celtics

4:30 PM

Wednesday

11/27

at

Philadelphia 76ers

4:00 PM

Saturday

11/30

vs

Denver Nuggets

2:00 PM

Monday

12/2

vs

Chicago Bulls

7:00 PM

Wednesday

12/4

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Friday

12/6

at

San Antonio Spurs

5:30 PM

Sunday

12/8

at

Dallas Mavericks

4:00 PM

Monday

12/9

at

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Wednesday

12/11

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

Friday

12/13

vs

New York Knicks

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/15

at

Golden State Warriors

5:30 PM

Tuesday

12/17

at

Charlotte Hornets

4:00 PM

Friday

12/20

at

Indiana Pacers

4:00 PM

Saturday

12/21

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Monday

12/23

vs

Houston Rockets

7:00 PM

Thursday

12/26

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 PM

Saturday

12/28

vs

Phoenix Suns

6:00 PM

Sunday

12/29

at

Denver Nuggets

5:00 PM

Tuesday

12/31

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

2:00 PM

Thursday

1/2

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/4

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

7:00 PM

Monday

1/6

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:00 PM

Tuesday

1/7

at

Phoenix Suns

6:00 PM

* Friday

1/10

vs

Milwaukee Bucks

7:00 PM

* Monday

1/13

vs

Orlando Magic

7:00 PM

* Wednesday

1/15

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/18

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Monday

1/20

at

Miami Heat

2:00 PM

Wednesday

1/22

at

Detroit Pistons

4:00 PM

Friday

1/24

at

Chicago Bulls

5:00 PM

Monday

1/27

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Wednesday

1/29

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

Thursday

1/30

at

Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 PM

Saturday

2/1

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 PM

Monday

2/3

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 PM

Friday

2/7

vs

Miami Heat

7:00 PM

Saturday

2/8

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Monday

2/10

at

Milwaukee Bucks

5:00 PM

Wednesday

2/12

at

Dallas Mavericks

5:30 PM

Thursday

2/20

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

7:00 PM

Saturday

2/22

at

Los Angeles Clippers

12:30 PM

Tuesday

2/25

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Thursday

2/27

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

5:00 PM

Friday

2/28

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Sunday

3/1

vs

Detroit Pistons

3:00 PM

Tuesday

3/3

vs

Washington Wizards

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/5

vs

Philadelphia 76ers

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/7

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/8

vs

Toronto Raptors

6:00 PM

Wednesday

3/11

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/15

vs

Brooklyn Nets

6:00 PM

Tuesday

3/17

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/19

at

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Saturday

3/21

at

Orlando Magic

4:00 PM

Sunday

3/22

at

New Orleans Pelicans

4:00 PM

Tuesday

3/24

at

Cleveland Cavaliers

4:00 PM

* Thursday

3/26

vs

Atlanta Hawks

7:00 PM

* Sunday

3/29

vs

Indiana Pacers

6:00 PM

* Tuesday

3/31

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

* Thursday

4/2

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:00 PM

* Saturday

4/4

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 PM

* Sunday

4/5

vs

Cleveland Cavaliers

6:00 PM

Tuesday

4/7

at

San Antonio Spurs

5:30 PM

Thursday

4/9

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Saturday

4/11

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Tuesday

4/14

at

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Wednesday

4/15

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:00 PM

 

82 regular-season games, 2 preseason games

Dates and times subject to change

* Grant Napear & Jerry Reynolds on broadcast

 

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 – 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 Jim Kozimor.  Mitch Richmond will join Kozmior for select Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live shows, Kings analyst Jerry Reynolds will join 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 Kings Insider James Ham, Grant Napear, Doug Christie and Kayte Christensen-Hunter.  During home games, the network will broadcast Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live from its exclusive set at Golden 1 Center. 

 

Richmond, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2014, was originally selected by the Golden State Warriors as the fifth overall pick of the 1988 NBA Draft and won the NBA Rookie of the Year award. In 14 NBA seasons with four teams – Warriors (1988-91), Kings (1991-98), Washington Wizards (1998-2001), and Los Angeles Lakers (2001-02) – he posted averages of 21.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 35.2 minutes played in 976 games and was a six-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection.  A two-time Olympian, Richmond won a gold medal with the United States Olympic Basketball Team at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and a bronze medal in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.  He finished his NBA career with 20,497 points, 3,801 rebounds and 3,398 assists.  In 2003, Richmond’s No. 2 jersey was retired by the Kings, a team Richmond led in scoring for seven straight seasons from 1991-92 to 1997-98, averaging 23.3 points per game, and for which he scored 12,070 points, third highest in franchise history.  Richmond was a coach on the men’s basketball team at St. John’s University from 2015-2019.

 

MyTeams by NBC Sports, NBCSportsCalifornia.comNBC Sports California offers live streams of its Kings games to NBC Sports California subscribers, along with its game-day shows Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live, via the MyTeams by NBC Sports mobile app.

 

MyTeams and NBCSportsCalifornia.com delivers complete Kings and NBA coverage – showcasing Kings Insider James Ham 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.

 

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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

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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