Bethesda, Md. (July 8, 2010) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regions leading source for television and online sports coverage, has announced it will televise all five Washington Wizards games of the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The live high-definition game coverage will be highlighted by John Walls first appearance with the Wizards since being selected by the team first overall in the 2010 NBA draft on June 24. The network will also provide comprehensive news and special feature programming surrounding the Wizards seven-day summer season.
Comcast SportsNets five-game television schedule for the Wizards NBA Summer League season begins when the Wizards play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, July 11, at 8 p.m. and finishes with their final game on Saturday, July 17, at 4 p.m. against the New York Knicks. Comcast SportsNets Steve Buckhantz will provide play-by-play for the first four broadcasts, with Phil Chenier serving as analyst for all games. Wizards radio announcer Dave Johnson is scheduled to handle play-by-play duties for the Wizards final game on July 17.
Washington Wizards Summer League Television Schedule:
DayDate Opponent Time Television
Sunday, July 11 Warriors 8 p.m. Comcast SportsNet
Monday, July 12 Clippers 10 p.m. Comcast SportsNet
Thursday, July 15 Mavericks 8 p.m. Comcast SportsNet
Friday, July 16 Hornets 8 p.m. Comcast SportsNet
Saturday, July 17 Knicks 4 p.m. Comcast SportsNet
Comcast SportsNet will also deliver exclusive Wall-to-Wall coverage of the summer league with special Wizards-related news and feature programming throughout the week. A special-edition half-hour SportsNite: Wall to Wall Wizards show will debut prior to the teams first game on Sunday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. and re-air on July 17. Washington Post Live: Wall to Wall Wizards, hosted by Ivan Carter, will air live leading into the games on Thursday, July 15, and Friday, July 16, from 7-8 p.m. and will feature the regions top basketball analysts and insiders.
Comcast SportsNet Wizards television beat reporter Chris Miller will be reporting from Las Vegas throughout the week-long event for the networks special programs and daily news and entertainment shows, Washington Post Live and SportsNite. Miller, who has been covering Wall since the Wizards claimed the top choice in the NBA draft lottery in May, will also contribute video content to CSNwashington.com as part of the websites coverage of the summer league games.
Comcast SportsNet Wall-to-Wall Summer League Coverage:
DayDate Show Time
Sunday, July 11 SportsNite: Wall to Wall Wizards Special 7:30-8 p.m.
Thursday, July 15 Washington Post Live: Wall to Wall Wizards Special 7-8 p.m.
Friday, July 16 Washington Post Live: Wall to Wall Wizards Special 7-8 p.m.
Saturday, July 17 SportsNite: Wall to Wall Wizards Special 6-6:30 p.m.
The 2010 NBA Summer League will take place at Cox Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, with 22 NBA teams participating in a 58-game schedule from July 9-18.
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic the official sports network of the Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association delivers more than 500 live sporting events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.6 million homes throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Comcast SportsNets digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNwashington.com, is the regions leading source for online sports news and information.Comcast Sports Group operates 11 sports networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and sports news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Groups networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. Mountain West Sports Network, CSS, and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages New England Cable News (NECN), the nations largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.