Good news, Pounders! If you thought you were going to be relegated to League Pass to watch the Spurs in the NBA Restart in Orlando, you’re in luck. Fox Sports Southwest will carry a local broadcast for their scrimmage against the Indiana Pacers plus their eight regular season games, remotely announced by none other than Bill Land and Sean Elliott.
Here is more from the Spurs’ official press release:
The San Antonio Spurs announced today that FOX Sports Southwest (FSSW) will carry each of the team’s eight remaining regular season matchups locally, as well as a July 28 scrimmage against the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs are set to restart the 2019-20 regular season on July 31 vs. the Sacramento Kings, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Throughout the restart, the NBA will provide unique viewing angles and audio to enhance the viewing experience during each broadcast. Spurs fans are encouraged to follow along via the Spurs App during the broadcasts to challenge other fans in trivia and predictive gaming.
In his 17th season with the broadcast team, Bill Land will handle play-by-play via remote setup inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, alongside former Spur and veteran analyst Sean Elliott. Dan Weiss will continue his sophomore season as the primary studio host, and will be joined by former Spur Matt Bonner.
Each regular-season FSSW broadcast will include 30-minute “Spurs Live” pre and post-game shows. All FSSW games will be streamed live through FOX Sports GO. The FOX Sports GO app is currently available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android as well as FOXSportsGO.com. FOX Sports GO is also available on connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV, and Xbox One. FSSW has been televising Spurs games since 1987.
Hearing the Spurs’ broadcast team again will definitely be more enjoyable than what many probably thought would just be watching a game on League Pass without any commentary, at least for the games that aren’t nationally broadcasted.
Although the Spurs’ chances of advancing are slim due to their depleted state, this could still be an enjoyable group to watch beyond just the “return of sports”. Gregg Popovich has said he’s looking at this as an opportunity for development more than anything, so that can only mean he’ll be delving more into the youth movement than he has before: something many fans have been clamoring for.
The Spurs will have untelevised scrimmages against the Bucks on Thursday and Nets on Saturday before their scrimmage against the Pacers on Tuesday, July 28 at 3:00 PM CT. They will then get back to the regular season against the Kings on July 31 at 7:00 PM.