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D-League returns to ESPN channels for first time since 2003

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 30 / 15

ESPN has signed a deal to carry as many as 19 NBA Development League playoff games for each of the league’s next two postseasons, the first time the D-League has been carried by the network in more than a decade. The revenue-sharing deal is a “bridge” deal that spans this year&r...

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