According to the official/tentative NBA schedule released today, the Nets will play five nationally televised games – all on NBA TV. The schedule lists every game of the season on NBA League Pass, an improvement over last season.
There is no word on the local TV deal, though I assume that YES will broadcast most games.
The Nets start their season at Washington on November 2nd, and play their first home game against Detroit (last year’s opener) three days later. For the nostalgic, the last Nets game in the Prudential Center is on April 18th, against the Bulls.
As for the national coverage, the Nets will play on NBA TV on January 7th (vs. New York), January 14th (@ Utah), February 4th (@ New York), and on March 7th & 8th against Orlando at the 02 Arena in London. Pretty obvious choices. The Orlando games will be post-trade deadline, which means Dwight Howard’s future could be clear… or completely unclear.
One weird fact: The March 8th game against Orlando in London is the only Thursday game scheduled all season. They play their most games the day before, with 23 games scheduled on Wednesdays.
In another shocking decision, the Nets enter another year with no games scheduled for broadcast on the major networks ABC, ESPN, and TNT. But it’s not like they have a top-10 player in the league or anything.