, a 30-minute show that examines and analyzes the week's NBA matchups, airs each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET on ESPN
through the 2001 NBA Finals. The program, produced by NBA Entertainment, tipped off its fifth season on ESPN on Sunday, February 11th.
ESPN's Jason Jackson hosts the program, and is joined
by former NBA head coaches Fred Carter and Brian Hill. NBA
Matchup also features regular studio appearances by current
head coaches and players from NBA teams.
Jackson serves as an anchor/reporter for ESPNEWS and as a host for NBA2Night
on ESPN2. He has also appeared on SportsCenter. Carter, a former NBA player (1969-76 with Baltimore,
Philadelphia and Milwaukee), assistant coach (1981-89 with Atlanta,
Chicago, Washington and Philadelphia) and head coach (1992-94 with
Philadelphia) is an analyst on NBA2Night.
Hill, a graduate of Kennedy College in Nebraska where he was a
three-year basketball starter and a letterman in track, started his
NBA coaching career in 1986 as an assistant coach with the Atlanta
Hawks. Hill joined the Orlando Magic in 1990 as an assistant coach
under Matt Guokas, and took over the Magic's head coaching duties
in 1993. In his second season at the helm in Orlando, Hill guided
the Magic to 57-25 record, an Atlantic Division title, and a trip
to the 1995 NBA Finals. He went on to coach the Vancouver Grizzlies
from 1997-99 season.