University of Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self will join NBA TV’s coverage of the 2010 NBA Draft presented by EA SPORTS, which will be held at the Theater at Madison Square in New York City on Thursday, June 24. Self will be a part of NBA Digital’s all-access coverage on NBA TV and NBA.com leading up to – and continuing throughout – the entire draft during which fans can interact with NBA TV analysts, voice their opinions via Facebook and Twitter, and access detailed information about each draft selection on NBA.com.
Along with Self, former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank will join NBA TV’s coverage to breakdown the entire draft during the Division Review Shows presented by EA Sports on Friday, June 25 beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
For the first time, Self will join NBA TV’s draft night coverage hosted by Rick Kamla with analysts Kenny Smith and Steve Smith, and college expert Chris Dortch, to provide unique pre- and post-draft analysis during the NBA Draft Preview Show presented by EA SPORTS at 6 p.m. ET and the 2010 NBA Draft Recap presented by EA SPORTS at midnight ET. In 2009, The Sporting News and Associated Press named Self the National Coach of the Year. He earned Big 12 Coach of the Year and reached his 400th career victory during the 2009-2010 season. In addition, the Jayhawks won their 2,000th game in school history under Self last season.
In addition to pre- and post-draft analysis, host Matt Winer and Self will provide Instant Analysis of key draft selections that will be available exclusively on NBA.com.
NBA Insider David Aldridge will be on hand for NBA TV and NBA.com with breaking news updates about trades. NBA.com writers Scott Howard-Cooper and John Schuhmann will be onsite to tweet and blog reactions from the fans, while reporter Craig Sager will be on hand at Madison Square Garden in New York City to interview players moments after they are selected in the draft via the Virtual Green Room. Each interview will be featured on NBA.com
NBA TV will offer original studio programming leading up to the NBA Draft including:
· The Jump: Interactive Draft Room (Tuesday, June 22, 1 p.m. ET): During a special episode of The Jump on NBA.com host Kyle Montgomery, analysts Dennis Scott and Brent Barry and ‘chat-master’ Sekou Smith provide their own unique take on the 2010 Draft. Fans can submit their thoughts via Twitter and Facebook, and the crew will respond and give their comments and analysis on everything happening at the draft. The Jump: Interactive Draft Room will re-air on NBA TV at 8 p.m. ET.
· NBA GameTime: Coming Attractions (Wednesday, June 23, 8 p.m. ET): Host Marc Fein, NBA Insider David Aldridge and former NBA scout Ronny Thompson review the NBA.com mock drafts to anticipate possible selections for the 2010 NBA Draft.
· Division Review Shows presented by EA Sports (Friday, June 25, 7 – 10 p.m. ET): Host Matt Winer, former Nets coach Lawrence Frank, NBA Insider David Aldridge and former NBA scout Ronny Thompson break down each division, team by team, to assess the impact of the draft. Each team segment will also be available on NBA.com.
NBA.com will also offer additional exclusive content, including David Aldridge’s “Big Board,” prospect profiles and highlights, live press conferences of the top draft selections, a live Trade Tracker, photo galleries, polls and fan reaction via NBA.com’s Fan Voice forums.
NBA Digital is the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly managed by the NBA and Turner Sports. This robust offering includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, NBA Mobile, NBADLEAGUE.com, and WNBA.com.
(Source: NBA TV)