YES Network will broadcast all three of the Nets scrimmages, starting Wednesday vs. the Pelicans (who will be without Zion Williamson).
YES and the Nets announced the move Friday afternoon...
The Nets will play the first of their first three scrimmages on Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans at 7 p.m. to be broadcast on YES, preceded by the Brooklyn Nets Restart Special at 6:30 p.m. YES will also broadcast Brooklyn’s scrimmages against San Antonio on July 25 and Utah on July 27, the last on tape delay.
The YES team will not be traveling to the “bubble,” but instead take the NBA’s live feed.
Michael Grady hosts the Restart Special which will look at what’s next for the Nets as they embark on completing the season at what the NBA is now calling its “campus” at Walt Disney World, where 22 teams will compete in seeding games beginning July 30. After the seeding games are complete, 16 teams will move into the playoffs, which will follow the normal best-of-seven format.
Not surprisingly, the special will look at life off the court for players, coaches and staff, looking back at how they navigated life during the NBA hiatus, and how they’re adjusting to the sequestered style of the campus environment that is their likely home for nearly two months, and possibly longer, depending how they do.
YES will also look at the Black Lives Matter movement through the eyes of Nets players, several of whom protested following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Finally, Grady and Frank Isola will take a look at what awaits the Nets on the court with their eight-game seeding schedule and hopes for the playoffs, plus reaction from players around the league to life in the “bubble,” err, on the NBA Campus, in Orlando.
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