NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-SPURS WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-SPURS WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” One-Hour Pre- and Postgame Shows, Presented On-Air and Live Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

“The Happy Hour” – with Greg Papa, Ray Ratto and Kelli Johnson – to Feature In-Depth Analysis and Spirited Commentary throughout Warriors-Spurs Series

“Warriors With You” – Daily Preview and Analysis with Warriors Reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and Warriors Insider Monte Poole Live Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live

“SportsNet Central,” “Warriors Outsiders” and NBCSportsBayArea.com to Provide Comprehensive Multi-Platform Warriors-Spurs Coverage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 12, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multi-platform coverage of the Golden State Warriors-San Antonio Spurs series in the Western Conference Finals.  The network’s comprehensive Warriors-Spurs coverage includes daily news, preview and analysis programs; hour-long pregame and postgame shows; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Spurs on-air and online details:

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Spurs coverage features the region’s deepest sports on-air/online roster, a total of 13 contributors, including the SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Ros Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa,  Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Mindi Bach (@MBachNBCS), Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS), Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithNBCS), Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller), Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann) and James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Spurs Pregame Coverage: One hour before the national broadcasts, NBC Sports Bay Area will present the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, game previews and opposing team analysis on Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Spurs Postgame Coverage:  After the game, Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game. Warriors Playoff Central will air live from Oracle Arena during home games.

Sunday’s Game 1 Warriors Playoff Central will air at 11:30 a.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area before the game and on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus after the game. 

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSWarriors on Twitter for air dates/times and channel locations for Warriors Playoff Central during the Western Conference Finals.

NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of Warriors Playoff Central on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers.  The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports Bay Area.

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a new, live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto, along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson – regularly airs weekdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with special live airings during the Warriors-Spurs series. The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, hot takes with heavy debate, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSHappyHour on Twitter for air dates/times for The Happy Hour.

Warriors With You – NBC Sports Bay Area presents Warriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) – a daily Warriors-Spurs preview and analysis via live stream on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live.  Warriors With You – a live hour-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – provides a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Spurs series, the latest team developments, insider reports and top stories and news from around the NBA.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Gold-Onwude and Poole during the shows on Facebook Live.

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @Rosgo21 and @MontePooleNBCS on Twitter for Warriors With You dates/times.

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take following each Warriors-Spurs game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics – as seen through the lens of the social media universe from a fan’s perspective. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Spurs coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Senior Insider Ray Ratto and NBA Insider James Ham, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, SportsNet Central, and Warriors Outsiders, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-JAZZ WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-JAZZ WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team – 12 On-Air and Online Commentators –

Covering Warriors-Jazz Western Conference Semifinals

 

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” One-Hour Pre- and Postgame Shows,

Presented On-Air and Live Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

 

Daily Warriors-Jazz Preview and Analysis with Warriors Reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and

Warriors Insider Monte Poole Live Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live

 

“The Happy Hour,” “SportsNet Central,” “Warriors Outsiders” and NBCSportsBayArea.com

to Provide Comprehensive Multi-platform Warriors-Jazz Coverage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 1, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multi-platform coverage of the Golden State Warriors-Utah Jazz series in the Western Conference Semifinals.  The network’s comprehensive Warriors-Jazz coverage includes daily news, preview and analysis programs; hour-long pregame and postgame shows; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Jazz on-air and online details:

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Jazz coverage features the region’s deepest sports TV roster, a total of 12 on-air/online commentators, including the SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Ros Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa,  Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Mindi Bach (@MBachNBCS), Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS), Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithNBCS), Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann).

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Jazz Pregame Coverage: One hour before the national broadcasts, NBC Sports Bay Area will present the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, game previews and opposing team analysis on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Jazz Postgame Coverage:  After the game, Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game. Warriors Playoff Central will air live from Oracle Arena during home games.

Tuesday’s Game 1 SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central will air on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus before and after the game.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates/times and channel locations for SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central.

NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers.  The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports Bay Area.  The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Daily Ros Gold-Onwude & Monte Poole Online Preview and Analysis – NBC Sports Bay Area will present daily Warriors-Jazz preview and analysis throughout the Western Conference Semifinals via live stream on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live.  The live half-hour shows – hosted by Warriors reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will provide a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Jazz series, the latest team developments, insider reports and top stories and news from around the NBA.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Gold-Onwude and Poole during the shows on Facebook Live.

For show dates and times, follow NBC Sports Bay Area, Gold-Onwude and Poole on Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @Rosgo21 and @MontePooleNBCS.

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a new, live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto, along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson – regularly airs weekdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM PT.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, hot takes with heavy debate, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take following each Warriors-Jazz game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics – as seen through the lens of the social media universe from a fan’s perspective. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Jazz coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Senior Insider Ray Ratto, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, SportsNet Central, and Warriors Outsiders, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES FIVE FINALISTS FOR “2017 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES FIVE FINALISTS FOR “2017 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

NBC Sports Bay Area and Provident Credit Union to Donate $20,000 to the Winning Teacher’s School

 

2017 All-Star Teacher to Be Announced June 28, at On-Field Ceremony

Prior to Giants/Rockies Game at AT&T Park and Live During NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Telecast of Giants Pregame Live

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 17, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) announced today the five finalists for the 2017 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union (@ProvidentCU).  In its tenth year, the All-Star Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers in Northern and Central California for their extraordinary dedication to their students in school and in the community.

The All-Star Teacher Award winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 28 during an on-field ceremony prior to the San Francisco Giants/Rockies game at AT&T Park and live during NBC Sports Bay Area’s telecast of Giants Pregame Live. For the seventh straight year, NBC Sports Bay Area has teamed with Provident Credit Union to award the winning teacher’s school $20,000, up from $10,000 in past years.

This year’s five finalists are Cindy Gershen of Mt. Diablo High School (Concord), Alia Ghabra of Alliance Academy (Oakland), Andrew Lee Seike of Lynbrook High School (San Jose), Joseph Manluco of Piedmont Middle School (San Jose) and Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School (Folsom).

Voting for your favorite among the finalists can be done online at NBCSportsBayArea.com/AST through June 1.  The website will feature biographies as well as short videos of the five finalists. In addition, the finalists will be featured in personal videos vignettes that will air on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, and they will be interviewed on select Giants Pregame Live and A’s Pregame Live shows.

The panel of judges consists of community leaders who will select the finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment; Excellence in Teaching; Rapport with Students; and Level of Distinction.  This year’s elite panel of judges consists of Doug Bartlett, Senior Marketing Director, BART; Benito Delgado-Olson, Executive Director and Founder, K to College; John Haggarty, VP Marketing of Provident Credit Union;  Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Investment, Comcast California; Detra Paige, Director of Community Relations, Oakland Athletics;  and Sue Petersen, Executive Director of the Giants Community Fund.

All-Star Teacher Award recipients:

2007     Michael Meneses – Presidio Middle School, San Francisco

2008     Allen Nakamura – Alameda High School, Alameda

2009     Jessica Schelegle – Sacred Heart School, Saratoga

2010     Zachary Swan – Jefferson High School, Daly City

2011     Robert “Corky” Black – Oak Grove High School, San Jose

2012     Dr. Paul Ricks – Hopkins Junior High School, Fremont

2013     Ruben Modesto – John H. Pitman High School, Turlock

2014     Nicole Ellwood – Twin Hills Charter Middle School, Sebastopol

2015     Carmen Kotto – South Valley Middle School, Gilroy

2016     Scott Krijnen – Castillero Middle School, San Jose

About Provident Credit Union:

Provident Credit Union is a $2.3 billion financial institution with over 108,000 members and 19 community branches in the Bay Area. The Redwood Shores-based credit union has proudly served the Bay Area since 1950. The full-service credit union offers everything from checking and savings accounts through mortgages, auto loans, mutual funds and home and auto insurance.  Provident began as the California Teachers Association Credit Union and expanded over the years to include those who live and work in the surrounding counties of the Bay Area and beyond. More information is available at www.providentcu.org.

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

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