VERSUS To Air 16 NBA D-League Games This Season

This, potentially, is awesome.  Even though it's on a tape delay, I can DVR it.  Especially if we don't get a futurecast archive.

From the press release:

NEW YORK, Jan 4, 2010 - VERSUS today announced an agreement with the NBA Development League, the NBA's official minor league, to air 10 regular season and six playoff games throughout 2010.

The NBA D-League regular season games will air on VERSUS on Saturday nights at 11 p.m. ET, beginning Jan. 16, when the Fort Wayne Mad Ants meet the Sioux Falls Skyforce. VERSUS will tip off NBA D-League playoff coverage on April 10. All regular season and postseason games will be presented in HD.

"We are very excited to announce this new partnership with the NBA D-League and to have the opportunity to showcase the league's future stars to a national audience," said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President of Programming, Production and Business Operations for VERSUS. "As we do with all of our partners, we also look forward to super-serving basketball fans by surrounding the high-paced NBA D-League game action with many hours of complementary NBA programming."

"Teaming up with VERSUS provides us with another great outlet to showcase the incredible talent of the NBA D-League throughout the season," said Dan Reed, President of the NBA D-League. "Last season, 20 percent of NBA players had NBA D-League experience and, through this agreement with VERSUS, more fans than ever will have the opportunity to see many future NBA players in action."

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