WASHINGTON DC – The National Basketball Association recently released the team participants and schedule for the 2007 NBA Summer League presented by adidas, the league’s summer showcase in Las Vegas for top free agents and members of the 2007 NBA Draft class.
“The Las Vegas Summer League is an important part of the development and maturation of our younger players," said Grunfeld. "We are excited to see our younger players have an opportunity to play in a very competitive environment. This will mark our third consecutive summer participating in the Las Vegas Summer League, and we look forward to joining the 21 other teams for an exciting two weeks of basketball."
Additionally, for the first time ever, Comcast SportsNet will broadcast all five of the Wizards’ summer league contests in primetime.
“As a long-standing partner of the Washington Wizards, Comcast SportsNet is delighted to add this original game programming to its lineup, featuring one of the most exciting teams in the NBA,” said Rebecca Schulte, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. “These five games will give our viewers the first look at many of the Wizards top prospects, including the team’s most recent draft picks. As the region’s leader in local sports television, we are always looking for new ways to bring sports fans unique perspectives on their favorite teams and players.”
“This is a unique opportunity to give Wizards fans NBA excitement during the middle of the summer,” said Matt Williams, Executive Vice President for Washington Sports and Entertainment. “This will give fans a ‘sneak peak’ at some of the young players and recent draft picks. Comcast SportsNet deserves a special thanks for diligently working with us to make this happen.”
The 2007 NBA Summer League presented by adidas, formerly the Las Vegas Summer League, will feature 21 NBA teams and the Chinese National Team competing over 10 days, from July 6-15. A 55-game schedule will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center and the Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Summer Leagues game on TV, huh? Not a bad idea, if I do say so myself. I wish I was the one to come up with it. Damn!
Here's the broadcast schedule:
Tue. July 10th vs. Sacramento Kings 7:00 p.m.
Wed. July 11th vs. Detroit Pistons 7:00 p.m.
Fri. July 13th vs. Houston Rockets 10:30 p.m.
Sat. July 14th vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 10:30 p.m.
Sun. July 15th vs. Milwaukee Bucks 7:00 p.m.