NBA TV Presents D-League Showcase Presented By adidas


NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2008 Ė NBA TV will spotlight the dreams and aspirations of more than 150 NBA hopefuls when the network presents the 2008 D-League Showcase from Monday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 17. One of the most popular events on the D-League calendar, the Showcase, which will feature all 14 teams, has become the annual meeting place for NBA general managers, scouts and player personnel directors, who are looking for players who can bolster their roster. NBA TV will televise all 14 games when the D-League assembles for the 2008 Showcase at Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho.

NBA TV and D-League.com will once again take a comprehensive and innovative approach to the event by delivering special features, including video profiles, scouting reports and player interviews, and introducing new technologies and production methods for possible use during future NBA telecasts. NBA TV and D-League.comís event coverage will include:

- Live Webcasts of all Showcase games
- All-Access looks into team locker rooms prior to the game and at halftime
- Enhanced microphones on select players to capture the sounds of the event
- Daily Blogs from D-League President Dan Reed

Los Angeles Lakers legend and two-time NBA champion Norm Nixon will team with former 12-year NBA star and current Utah Jazz studio analyst Thurl Bailey to evaluate the talent. Rick Kamla and Andre Aldridge will co-host NBA TVís coverage and handle play-by-play duties, in addition to delivering interviews with NBA player personnel executives and general managers in attendance.

NBA teams have called up 68 D-League players 101 times since the league was founded in 2001. Among the D-League stars expected to catch the attention of NBA TVís cameras are Taurean Green of the Idaho Stampede (Portland Trail Blazers); JamesOn Curry of the Iowa Energy (Chicago Bulls); Yuta Tabuse of the Anaheim Arsenal; and longtime NBA veteran Randy Livingston of the Idaho Stampede.

NBA TVís 2008 NBA Development League Showcase on-air schedule includes:


Day
Game
Time
NBA TV
Monday
Bakersfield vs. Utah
3:45 p.m. ETLive
Monday
Sioux Falls vs. Anaheim
6:30 p.m. ETTape (10 pm)
Monday
Iowa vs. Dakota
9:15 p.m. ETTape (12:00 a.m)

Tuesday
Ft. Wayne vs. Los Angeles
1:00 p.m. ETLive
Tuesday
Albuquerque vs. Colorado
3:45 p.m. ETLive
Tuesday
Anaheim vs. Bakersfield
6:30 p.m. ETTape (10 pm)
Tuesday
Rio Grande Valley vs. Idaho
9:15 p.m. ETTape (12:00 am)

Wednesday
Austin vs. Sioux Falls
1:00 p.m. ETLive
Wednesday
Tulsa vs. Albuquerque
3:45 p.m. ETLive
Wednesday
Utah vs. Iowa
6:30 p.m. ETLive
Wednesday
Dakota vs. Rio Grande Valley
9:15 p.m. ETLive

Thursday
Los Angeles vs. Austin
1:00 p.m. ETLive
Thursday
Colorado vs. Tulsa
3:45 p.m. ETLive
Thursday
Idaho vs. Fort Wayne
9:15 p.m. ETLive