Andrew Gaze to lead commentary team for 2019/20 NBL season

Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze will lead the commentary team for the 2019/20 Hungry Jack’s NBL season which kicks off October 3.

The announcement:


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Seven-time NBL MVP and Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze will spearhead the commentary team for the 2019/20 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season with games set to reach over 100 million people globally.

The Hungry Jack’s Tip Off will begin with the first ever Throwdown between Melbourne United and new crosstown rival South East Melbourne Phoenix at Melbourne Arena this Thursday October 3.

Gaze returns to commentary after three years coaching the Sydney Kings. He will be joined by a star-studded team of experts including Shane Heal, Corey ‘Homicide’ Williams, Shawn Redhage, Jenni Screen, Cam Tragardh and Jeff Van Groningen.

Dwayne Russell, Anthony Hudson, Matt Russell, John Casey, Liam Santamaria, Lachy Reid, Louise Ransome, Candy Hertz, Seb Costello, Cam Luke, Jack Heverin and Peter Hooley, will also be part of the commentary team.

The 2019/20 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season will be broadcast on SBS VICELAND, SBS On Demand, ESPN and SKY Sport in New Zealand.

A new half hour show, Live @ Hungry Jack’s NBL presented by Sportsbet, will air immediately after every game broadcast on ESPN AND provide in-depth analysis and the latest news post-game

Andrew Mulligan and Casey Frank will lead the SKY Sport commentary team in New Zealand. They will also broadcast a half hour pre-game show before every SKY Sport New Zealand Breakers game.

With the exception of NZ games, all games during the 2019/20 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season will be broadcast from a new centralised hub in Melbourne. The hub will enable the NBL and new production partner IMG to deliver an enhanced production and better broadcast experience for all NBL fans.

NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry Kestelman said: “We couldn’t be happier with our broadcast partners and commentators, as we prepare for the biggest NBL season yet.

“Our team of commentators will provide NBL fans with in-depth analysis and the new hub will ensure fans have the best entertainment experience possible.

“Importantly we will still have a strong courtside presence at every game during the season bringing all the latest news and interviews with players and coaches as the action unfolds.

“With NBL Next Stars including LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton, the NBL will also enjoy increased global broadcast exposure like never before as part of our new agreement with Facebook and other broadcast agreements across Asia and Europe.”

Broadcast details for the Hungry Jack’s Tip off are:

Thursday October 3
Melbourne United v South East Melbourne Phoenix – Melbourne Arena, 7:30pm AEST – ESPN, SBS On Demand

Friday October 4
Cairns Taipans v Sydney Kings – Cairns Convention Centre, 7:30pm AEST – ESPN, SBS On Demand

Saturday October 5
Perth Wildcats v Melbourne United – RAC Arena, 5:30pm AEST – SBS VICELAND, SBS On Demand

Sunday October 6
Illawarra Hawks v Brisbane Bullets – WIN Entertainment Centre, 3:00pm AEST – SBS VICELAND, SBS On Demand

Source: NBL media release


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