Release Date: 7/2/2012
NBA TV to Exclusively Televise USA Basketball Selection Show presented by Burger King on Saturday, July 7, at 7 p.m. ET
Seven-Time NBA All-Star Grant Hill Joins NBA TV’s Matt Winer and Steve Smith for
NBA Real Training Camp: USA Basketball presented by the Jeep® Brand Airing Live from Las Vegas on July 11
FIBA Olympic Qualifiers on NBA TV July 7-8
NBA TV will exclusively televise the USA Basketball Selection Show presented by Burger King, the official announcement of the 12 players who will represent the USA Basketball this summer, on Saturday, July 7, at 7 p.m. ET.
Hosted by Matt Winer with analyst and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Steve Smith, the hour-long program will include interviews with select players; Mike Krzyzewski, the returning head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team; and Jerry Colangelo, chairman of USA Basketball. Following the USA Basketball Selection Show presented by Burger King, NBA TV will air the USA Basketball press conference from the Wynn Las Vegas.
Seven-time NBA All-Star and 1996 Olympic gold medalist Grant Hill will then join Winer and Smith when NBA TV airs NBA Real Training Camp: USA Basketball presented by the Jeep® brand – a livebehind-the-scenes look at the USA Basketball Men’s National Team’s practice – on Wednesday, July 11, at 3 p.m. (time subject to change). Viewers will be able to see the team in an exhibition game against Argentina airing exclusively on NBA TV on Sunday, July 22 at 3:30 pm.
NBA TV will also televise the semifinals of the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, July 7, at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Winer and Smith providing commentary.The network will then air the final on Sunday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m.
Leading up to and continuing throughout the summer, NBA TV’s GameTime will provide news and information, analysis, highlights and interviews.
BURGER KING is the Official Quick Service Restaurant Partner of USA Basketball. As part of this partnership BURGER KING has introduced commemorative cups that celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the USA Basketball Dream Team, currently available for free at BURGER KING restaurants nationwide with the purchase of any large fountain drink.
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