CST and New Orleans Hornets Announce 2007-08 Schedule
August 14, 2007
Cox Sports Television (CST) and the New Orleans Hornets announced today that 65 regular season games will be broadcast on CST, as the Hornets make their full-time return to the Crescent City and the New Orleans Arena.
"With great anticipation about the coming season we are proud to bring these 65 games to our fans on Cox Sports Television," said Hornets Chief Operating Officer Hugh Weber. "CST has been a terrific partner for years, and one that our fans have come to rely on for the best televised coverage of our team."
The Hornets regular season broadcast schedule, which features 36 home games and 29 road contests, will begin with the season opener against the Sacramento Kings on October 31 and end on April 16 in Dallas against the Mavericks.
"CST, along with all sports fans in the Gulf South, welcomes the Hornets back to New Orleans this season," CST Head Rod Mickler added. "What a great way to celebrate the 5th anniversary of CST with this outstanding schedule of Hornets games!"
Highlighting this seasons schedule will be three meetings against No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden and the Portland Trailblazers (Nov. 2, Dec. 17 and Jan. 23), all four meetings against Kobe Bryants LA Lakers (Nov. 6, Jan. 9, Mar. 14 and Apr. 11), all four encounters with the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs (Nov. 9, Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and Mar. 12) and two get-togethers with the new look Boston Celtics (Mar. 22 and Mar. 28).
For the third season, Bob Licht will serve as the play-by-play voice of the broadcasts, while Gil McGregor returns as the color analyst. Jordy Hultburg, a staple on the Hornets sideline, will continue to report from near the New Orleans bench.
Prior to each game, fans can tune in to Hornets Tonight!, a 30-minute pregame show hosted by Hultburg that will covers up-to-the-minute NBA news and provides features on the Hornets and previews the nights game.
Hultburg also hosts The Byron Scott Show, a weekly 30-minute look at the team through the eyes of head coach Byron Scott. Entering his fourth season leading the Hornets, he former LA Laker great enters this season with a 244-290 record as head coach for the Hornets and New Jersey Nets.
Cox Sports Television, the exclusive regional sports network home of the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, NFL's New Orleans Saints and national college power LSU Tigers, is an innovative 24-hour local sports network that delivers exclusive programming, including both professional and collegiate sporting events and is available to over 1,500,000 viewers in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and North/Central Florida. CST televises over 350 events per year. Cox Sports Television is available to pay television distributors throughout its coverage area and is a part of Cox Communications Louisiana, LLC, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the State of Louisiana.