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Aldridge Joins NBA on TNT Team

10/19/2004 8:48 AM Eastern

David Aldridge will be an insider on Turner Network Television’s National Basketball Association announcing team, the network said Tuesday.

TNT said Aldridge will present feature stories, report breaking news and provide viewers with insight into trade rumors.

Aldridge was the NBA beat reporter for ESPN and ESPN2 for eight years (1996-2004), contributing updates and on-site reports from major events for ESPN's SportsCenter and NBA Today. He also served as both a studio and on-site reporter for ESPN2's NBA 2Night.

"David's knowledge as an NBA insider provides us with an element that will bring new and fresh information and ideas to our broadcasts throughout the coming season," Turner Sports senior vice president and coordinating producer Jeff Behnke said in a prepared statement.

"His journalism and broadcasting background are attributes that we look forward to utilizing in all facets of our NBA productions," Behnke added.