NBC SPORTS BOSTON TO AIR FIVE MAINE RED CLAWS GAMES
DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE 2017-18 SEASON
Red Claws NBA G League Games to be Televised Live on NBC Sports Boston
and Streamed Live through the NBC Sports App
BURLINGTON, MA, January 19, 2018 – NBC Sports Boston and the Maine Red Claws — the NBA G League affiliate of the Boston Celtics — announced today that NBC Sports Boston will televise five upcoming Red Claws games during the remainder of the 2017-18 season beginning Saturday, January 20th against the Westchester Knicks.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Maine Red Claws to offer basketball fans an opportunity to watch competitive and compelling Minor League basketball at the highest levels,” said Princell Hair, Senior Vice President & General Manager of NBC Sports Boston. “New England fans expect the best basketball coverage from us and we are confident we will offer an unparalleled viewing experience through these Red Claws games both on TV and online.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for us,” said Dajuan Eubanks, President of the Maine Red Claws. ”Red Claws games are a perfect opportunity to watch future Celtics stars like Avery Bradley, Terry Rozier, Abdel Nader and Guerschon Yabusele grow. Being the proud affiliate of the Boston Celtics, it is a natural fit for the Red Claws to be teaming up with NBC Sports Boston, and bringing Crustacean Nation to all of New England.”
Following are the upcoming Red Claws games that will be offered on NBC Sports Boston this season:
• Saturday, January 20th at 9:30pm vs. Westchester Knicks [Tape Delayed]
• Sunday, January 28th at 1:00pm vs. Long Island Nets [LIVE]
• Saturday, February 10th at 7:00pm vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants [LIVE]
• Sunday, February 25th at 1:00pm vs. Windy City Bulls [LIVE]
• Sunday, March 18th at 1:00pm vs. Lakeland Magic [LIVE]
NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of the Red Claws will provide fans across New England with the opportunity to get a first look at the up and coming talent who may potentially be called up to the NBA. Both the telecast and stream, as well as surrounding coverage, will drive exposure for both the Red Claws and the NBA’s G League overall.
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About the Maine Red Claws
2017-18 marks the ninth season for the Maine Red Claws. The Red Claws have been the minor league affiliate of the
Boston Celtics since their inaugural season of 2009-10, and 2017-18 marks the sixth season of a“hybrid” affiliation
between the two teams. Under the hybrid model, the Boston Celtics have contracted to run the basketball operations
for the Maine Red Claws, including the hiring and training of the coaching and training staff as well as the all player
transactions and will act as the Red Claws’ sole NBA partner. The Red Claws play their home games at the Portland Expo
Building. The franchise is owned and operated by Maine Basketball, LLC, which is principally owned by Bill Ryan Sr., the
retired chairman of TD Bank, and Bill Ryan Jr. who serves as the team’s chairman.
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Contact: Laura Hannon, NBC Sports Boston, 781.270.7240 or email@example.com