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SBD/Issue 28/Sports Media
Kevin McHale Joining NBA TV As Part Of Tuesday Night Studio Crew
Published October 21, 2009
|McHale Joining NBA TV's
Tuesday Night "Fan Night" Crew
BACK BEHIND THE MIC: In Minneapolis, Judd Zulgad notes McHale will make his debut next Tuesday on Opening Night, when NBA TV will “carry a two-hour studio show, leading into TNT’s coverage” of Celtics-Cavaliers. McHale has “previous broadcasting experience, having spent two seasons working on Wolves telecasts before taking over day-to-day basketball operations” in ’95 (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 10/21). McHale said, “It will be fun and keep me busy; I’m looking forward to it. They (Turner) are great people and have been fun to get to know.” It is unclear how long McHale will continue broadcasting (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 10/21).
McHale, fired in the spring as T'Wolves coach, will also make occasional appearances on TNT’s NBA studio show. McHale on the “Fan Night” show will replace Gary Payton and Johnson replaces Ahmad Rashad, who will see his role at NBA Digital shift somewhat to creating more feature and behind-the-scenes programming (Fisher).