Trophy-holders and trophy-chasers all take center stage on national TV during Basketball New Year. (NBAE/Getty Images)
Happy Basketball New Year!
The defending-champion Pistons host Yao, T-Mac and the Rockets to tip off the NBA's "Basketball New Year" on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. The game is the official start of Premiere Week 2004, which includes seven days of national broadcasts.
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Predictions A-Plenty
Everyone from Ernie, Chuck and Kenny to the NBA TV guys make their 2004-05 predictions. Check back Tuesday for the results.
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Big Broadcasts
How often is your favorite team on national TV? When do Shaq and Kobe meet? Check out the national broadcast schedule.
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Expert Opinions
We asked and they answered. NBA.com talked to the league's General Managers to see what they expect in 2004-05. Here's what they had to say in the third-annual GM Survey.

Virtual Premiere
Want to get some pixel-perfect previews of all the Premiere Week action? Check out NBA.com's Player Nation to find out who's going to shine over the first seven days.

This Year, I Resolve to ...
Who is Drew Gooden going to dunk on? What are Wally's goals for the new season? Check out the players' resolutions for the Basketball New Year.

Eight Great Reasons
National broadcasts not enough? Need more hoops? Check out these eight reasons to sign up for NBA League Pass.
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NBA.com's Season Preview
All 30 teams are previewed with the help of scouts and GM's -- and there are fantasy forecasts galore -- in NBA.com's 2004-05 Season Preview.

Seven days of national broadcasts!
TUESDAY, NOV. 2
(TNT)
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Rockets vs. Pistons (8 p.m. ET)
First the Pistons get their rings, then they face T-Mac and the Rockets
Nuggets vs. Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)
K-Mart and the Nuggets visit Kobe, L.O. and the Lakers

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3
(ESPN)
Heat vs. Nets (8 p.m. ET)
Shaq, a Newark native, travels to New Jersey to make his Heat debut
Lakers vs. Jazz (10:30 p.m. ET)
Carlos Boozer and company welcome the Lakers to Utah

THURSDAY, NOV. 4
(TNT)
Cavaliers vs. Heat (8 p.m. ET)
LeBron and the Cavaliers play on national TV for the first time in '04-05
Wolves vs. Nuggets (10:30 p.m. ET)
KG and the Timberwolves rekindle their budding rivalry with the Nuggets

FRIDAY, NOV. 5
(ESPN)
Rockets vs. Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)
Houston visits Pau Gasol and the Grizzlies in the new FedExForum
Spurs vs. Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)
The Spurs and Lakers meet in a matchup of playoff perennials

SATURDAY, NOV. 6
(NBA TV)
Kings vs. Rockets (8:30 p.m. ET)
Peja, C-Webb and company visit their China Games opponents

SUNDAY, NOV. 7
(NBA TV)
Spurs vs. Sonics (8 p.m. ET)
Brent Barry returns to Seattle to face his former club

MONDAY, NOV. 8
(NBA TV)
Pistons vs. Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)
The defending champs meet Elton Brand and the young Clippers