NBA TV Sets NBA Finals Coverage


NBA TV will repurpose ABC Sports' National Basketball Association Finals
telecasts as part of its comprehensive coverage of the league championship
series, which begins Wednesday.

The NBA's 24-hour digital-cable service -- currently available on DirecTV
Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp.'s Dish Network -- will replay each of
ABC's New Jersey Nets-San Antonio Spurs Finals broadcasts prior to the next live
game, according to NBA officials.

Other NBA TV Finals programming includes NBA TV: Live at the Finals with
Ahmad Rashad
, an on-site pregame showthat will air one hour before
each ABC Finals telecast; live coverage of every press conference in its
entirety; and key highlights, up-to-the-minute statistics, current box scores
and expert analysis.

NBA TV will also air the final three episodes of NBA TV: Real Playoffs
, its reality series that chronicled the lives of 16 NBA players -- one
from each of the original 16 playoff teams.