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.
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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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