CBS Sports Network Announces 2013-14 NBA D-League Schedule
CBS Sports Network returns to the hardwood for its second season of NBA Development League coverage with a slate of up to 21 games, including 10 regular season games, two games from the NBA D-League Showcase, postseason action, and exclusive coverage of the NBA D-League Finals. The Network also airs NBA ACTION, a weekly show providing an inside look at the NBA’s top players and storylines every Friday at 5:30 PM, ET.
The schedule tips off on Sunday, Jan. 5 when the Philadelphia 76ers-owned Delaware 87ers, currently led by Kendall Marshall, 13th pick overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft who recorded 31 points and 10 assists in his NBA D-League debut against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers last week, visit the Reno Bighorns, the single affiliate of the Sacramento Kings (5:30 PM, ET) in a 2014 NBA D-League Showcase game.
The NBA D-League is the NBA’s official minor league featuring 17 teams, including 14 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises. The league is a proven developer of talent with an all-time high 103 players with NBA D-League experience on 2013-14 NBA opening-day rosters. The 103 players represented 24 percent of all NBA players. NBA D-League alumni on opening day rosters nearly have tripled since 2006-07.
The NBA D-League Showcase features all 17 NBA D-League teams competing between Jan. 5-9, 2014. The 10th annual event, hosted for the third-consecutive season by the Bighorns and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, will take place at the team’s home at the Reno Event Center in Reno, Nev.
(ALL TIMES EASTERN)
|Jan. 5 (Sun)||Delaware 87ers at Reno Bighorns||5:30 PM|
|Jan. 6 (Mon)||Sioux Falls Skyforce at Los Angeles D-Fenders||9:30 PM|
|Jan. 13 (Mon)||Maine Red Claws at Los Angeles D-Fenders||10:00 PM|
|Jan. 20 (Mon)||Delaware 87ers at Erie BayHawks||2:00 PM|
|Feb. 10 (Mon)||Maine Red Claws at Delaware 87ers||7:00 PM|
|Feb. 24 (Mon)||Idaho Stampede at Bakersfield Jam||10:00 PM|
|March 2 (Sun)||Austin Toros at Maine Red Claws||4:00 PM|
|March 12 (Wed)||Santa Cruz Warriors at Idaho Stampede||9:30 PM|
|March 30 (Sun)||Bakersfield Jam at Santa Cruz Warriors||9:00 PM|
|March 31 (Mon)||Fort Wayne Mad Ants at Maine Red Claws||7:00 PM|
|April 2 (Wed)||Erie BayHawks at Los Angeles D-Fenders||10:00 PM|
|April 3 (Thurs)||Canton Charge at Austin Toros||8:30 PM|
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