TNT Launching NBA Coverage Exclusively Featuring Former Players

January 19th, 2017 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

TNT is set to introduce "Players Only" commentary teams for its NBA coverage during Monday night broadcasts starting in late February.

The Associated Press reported Thursday the three-player groups, which won't feature a traditional play-by-play voice, will be Brent Barry, Derek Fisher and Grant Hill, as well as Greg Anthony, Kevin McHale and Richard Hamilton. Lisa Leslie and Dennis Scott were selected as the sideline reporters.

Here's a look at the complete schedule of games for the "Players Only" format:

Turner Sports executive vice president and chief content officer Craig Barry provided a statement to the Turner Pressroom about the goal behind the new experiment.

"Our new Players Only franchise will allow us to provide a unique and compelling narrative surrounding the game through the distinct perspective and collective experiences of the former NBA player," he said. "We believe this original approach will offer deeper insights into the game, both on and off the court, along with broader access that will be entertaining for our passionate fans."

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