NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2006 –As part of the NBA’s multi-media approach to NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™, NBA.com will showcase an exclusive live webcast of the San Antonio Spurs vs. Adecco ASVEL Lyon game at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 5.

NBA TV will televise eight games from NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™, the NBA’s most extensive international initiative. The network will tip off its coverage with a doubleheader when the Philadelphia 76ers meet FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, and the San Antonio Spurs face Adecco ASVEL Lyon in Lyon, France, on Oct. 5. Besides televising eight games, NBA TV also will provide in-depth coverage of the events with reports airing from Barcelona; Cologne, Germany; Moscow and Paris throughout the event.

NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™ will feature four NBA teams conducting training camps in Europe for the first time and competing against top Euroleague basketball teams in a series of exhibition games in seven cities and five countries. The Spurs will host camp and play games in Lyon and Paris; the 76ers will be in Barcelona; the Phoenix Suns will be in Treviso and Rome; and the Los Angeles Clippers will be in Moscow. The program will culminate with the Suns and 76ers playing exhibition games in Cologne against the Euroleague finalists – CSKA Moscow and Maccabi Tel Aviv.

In addition to NBA TV’s game coverage of NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™, ESPN2 will air two games live. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the network will present the 76ers vs. the Suns game in Cologne at 3 p.m. ET (re-air at 8:30 p.m. ET). ESPN2 then will televise the winner of the CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv game against the winner of Tuesday’s Sixers vs. Suns game on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. ET (re-air at 8:30 p.m. ET).

NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™ also will help tip off the third season of NBA TV’s Real Training Camp, the network’s all-access coverage of NBA training camps. The network will first visit the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. ET and then go to camp with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. ET.

Throughout NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™, NBA TV’s Andre Aldridge also will host a special 30-minute edition of the preseason series from Barcelona, Moscow, Paris and Cologne. NBA TV Real Training Camp Europe presented by EA SPORTS™ will feature a recap of the day’s major events, featuring exclusive interviews with players and coaches from Europe, from Oct. 3-6 at 8:30 p.m. ET as well as on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. ET and Oct. 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

NBA TV Real Training Camp once again will give fans an all-access pass to practices, daily workouts, training session, players, coaches and front-office executives as teams prepare for the upcoming NBA season. Aldridge and Rick Kamla will host the series and travel on-site to camps providing daily updates, exclusive player interviews and breaking news.

NBA TV’s NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™ schedule includes:

Date Time Place Game
Thursday, Oct. 5 3 p.m. ET Barcelona Philadelphia 76ers vs. FC Barcelona
*Thursday, Oct. 5 9 p.m. ET Lyon San Antonio Spurs vs. Adecco ASVEL Lyon (tape delayed)
Friday, Oct. 6 12 p.m. ET Moscow L.A. Clippers vs. BC Khimki
Friday, Oct. 6 3 p.m. ET Rome Phoenix Suns vs. Roma
Saturday, Oct. 7 8 a.m. ET Moscow L.A. Clippers vs. CSKA Moscow
Sunday, Oct. 8 10 a.m. ET Paris San Antonio Spurs vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv
Tuesday, Oct. 10 12 p.m. ET Cologne CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv
Wednesday, Oct. 11 12 p.m. ET Cologne CSKA/Maccabi loser vs. Sixers/Suns loser

* NBA.com will webcast the game live at 3 p.m. ET.