SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 8, 2005 – NBA Legends Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin and Hakeem Olajuwon as well as current Seattle Sonics guard Antonio Daniels will join Emmy Award winning broadcaster Ahmad Rashad as special co-hosts on NBA TV’s pregame show, "Live at the Finals with Ahmad Rashad" beginning on Thursday, June 9 at 8pm ET prior to ABC's live game coverage beginning at 8:30pm.

Complementing ABC's coverage of games in San Antonio and Detroit, NBA TV will be the only outlet for viewers to get every postgame interview from start to finish. For the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience, multiple cameras will be used from behind the stage and inside the interview room during the sessions including showing the event from the player's perspective with a reversal cam. NBA TV will also carry live coverage of the daily media sessions, and give viewers access to the most immediate breaking news and information updates. Interview highlights will air throughout the night and morning as part of "NBA TV Daily".

NBA TV, beginning its sixth Finals coverage, will air more than 100 hours of special programming including:

- "Finals Magic" 30-minute original retrospective of the 1980 championship series and the emergence of Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird in their rookie seasons (ET--June 9 ~ 3pm, 8:30pm; June 11 ~ 7:30pm; June 12 ~ 3:30pm).
- Finals Editions of “NBA TV Insiders” every night at 7pm ET beginning Wednesday, June 8. Host Spero Dedes will deliver the latest news including interviews with journalists, league officials, players and coaches on site at The Finals.
- “NBA TV Live” postgame show airing after all Finals games and is hosted by NBA TV's own stats guru Rick Kamla and veteran broadcaster Andre Aldridge with complete wrap up, highlights and a look ahead.
- Comcast Digital Cable subscribers to NBA TV will also be able to choose from a robust menu of daily NBA TV On Demand content from NBA Entertainment including daily highlights packages of each Finals game, top plays of the day, postgame interview highlights and vintage Finals moments.

Launched in 1999, NBA TV is a fan’s all-access channel for everything basketball offering exciting new technology such as High-Definition and Video-On-Demand, more than 20 original series programs, more than 200 games including 100 NBA regular season and Playoff games, major International competitions and weekly Euroleague games, exclusive access no one else can offer to NBA events, news from around the world of basketball, nightly highlights, Top 10 Plays of the Day, interviews with the game’s insiders, plus real-time statistics and the latest fantasy basketball and video game news. NBA TV, with more than 30 national advertisers on board, is available to 67 million U.S. homes including unprecedented carriage through 7 of the nation's top 10 cable and satellite companies -- Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Cablevision, Bright House, Buckeye Cable, Blue Ridge Cable, DIRECTV and DISH Network-- plus deals with nearly a dozen more of some of the nation's top cable operators.