ESPN and ESPN2 will televise the USA Basketball Menï¿½s Senior National Teamï¿½s five-game exhibition schedule beginning Friday, July 25. The USA men will tip off its schedule when it faces Canada in the 2008 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge at the Tho
July 17, 2008 / Colorado Springs, Colorado
ESPN and ESPN 2 will televise the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team's five-game exhibition schedule beginning Friday, July 25.The USA men will tip off its schedule when it faces Canada in the 2008 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. ESPN2 will then televise live from China all four U.S. games in the USA Basketball International Challenge starting Thursday, July 31. The first two games will take place at CotaiArena in Macao and the last two games will be held in Shanghai at Qizhong Arena. All of the games from China will re-air on ESPN2.
The ESPN-ESPN2 USA Basketball Menï¿½s Senior National Team live on-air schedule includes:
|Fri,, July 25
||8 p.m. ET
||Las Vegas, NV
|Thurs., July 31
||8 a.m. ET
|Fri., Aug. 1
||8 a.m. ET
|Sun., Aug. 3
||3 a.m. ET
|Tues., Aug. 5
||8 a.m. ET
ESPN2 has been tracking the progress of the USA Senior National Team during its five-part NBA Entertainment-produced series, ï¿½Road To Redemption presented by NIKE.ï¿½ NBA Entertainment cameras have been providing in-depth, behind-the-scenes looks at key moments in the teamï¿½s journey, documenting practices, off-the-court activities and exhibition games.
Featuring exclusive interviews with USA Basketball Menï¿½s Senior National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the series, which debuted on July 2, has focused on many of the teamï¿½s key players and storylines ï¿½ including Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Jason Kidd among others ï¿½ delving into how this team of elite NBA players has been coming together on and off the court.
All episodes of ï¿½Road To Redemption presented by NIKEï¿½ air on ESPN2 with re-airs on NBA TV. Following the series debut, additional content from the series has been available on ESPN.com, NBA.com, NBA YouTube channel and Nikebasketball.com. The next episode of the series is scheduled for Monday, July 21.