NBA TV to Debut One-Hour Special on Reggie Miller, 9/7
NBA TV will feature an exclusive one-hour special on Reggie Miller - the five-time NBA All-Star and current TNT analyst - as part of more than 150 hours of week-long Hall of Fame coverage. The network's comprehensive coverage will include the exclusive telecast of the 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Presented by BBVA from Springfield, Mass., on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
This year's Hall of Fame class is highlighted by Miller, Don Nelson, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes, the All American Red Heads and Katrina McClain. Ahmad Rashad will serve as the master of ceremonies for the enshrinement ceremony. NBA TV will also televise a Hall of Fame Red Carpet Show on Friday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. with host Matt Winer, David Aldridge and Rick Kamla. NBA.com will provide comprehensive Hall of Fame coverage including video of each inductee's speech posted immediately following the enshrinement ceremony.
Looking Back at Reggie will offer a special look at Miller's illustrious career when it debuts Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. The special will re-air throughout the week including Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 7 - the day of the enshrinement ceremony - at 5:30 p.m. The show will feature an exclusive in-depth interview with Miller conducted by Kevin Harlan, along with reflections on his career from Larry Bird, Larry Brown, Spike Lee and more.
Excerpt from Looking Back at Reggie - Miller reflecting on his career: "At the end of the day, ultimately, people are going to judge you on winning championships, but it's the ride in between that is so great. The journey of the ups and downs, the teammates along the way, playing at Riverside [Riverside Polytechnic High School], at UCLA, with the [Indiana] Pacers, the coaches, you learn a lot about yourself. I heard that if you surround yourself with positive people, which I did, good things will happen. I didn't win the ultimate prize, but it was so fun trying. I loved it."
NBA TV and NBA.com's Hall of Fame coverage will also include:
· NBA TV looking back at the most recent Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies with re-airs of the 2009-11 events - Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. (2010), 4 p.m. (2011) and 10 p.m. (2009); Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. (2009); and Friday, Sept. 7, at 2 a.m. (2010), 1:30 p.m. (2009) and 3:30 p.m. (2011).