I attended our annual TNT/NBA TV tip-off seminar at Turner’s headquarters in Atlanta on Thursday. After the extended offseason, it provided a great opportunity for all of us to get together before the hectic NBA basketball season gets underway and scatters us on assignments around the country. As always the meeting was very informative. The league sent people in from the NBA office to bring us up to speed on changes we need to be aware of such as expanded use of video replay and amended interpretations of the official rules. TNT introduced us to the latest technologies that will be utilized during our broadcasts as well as the TNT family’s newest member Shaquille O’Neal, who will be a magnificent addition to the team.
Marv and I are very excited to have Steve back in the booth with us this season, so during our opening night broadcast we gave him a little something to keep him company on the road.