Sep 4th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
The Phoenix Suns announced their 2007-08 broadcast schedule today, which will continue to allow fans to see all 82 regular season games on either the Suns local broadcast networks or one of the NBA’s national broadcasts. In addition, the Suns will become the first team in the NBA and first sports team in Arizona to telecast every game in High Definition (HD).
For the fifth consecutive season, FSN Arizona will televise 30 games (28 home) this season, including the home opener vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 2 at US Airways Center. FSN Arizona will also televise Kevin Garnett and the new-look Boston Celtics lone visit to the Valley of the Sun on Feb. 22.
KUTP (My45) enters its 20th consecutive season covering the Suns and will air 41 games (34 away), highlighted by road contests against the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 17 and April 9.
The reigning Pacific Division Champions will appear on national television 33 times (including nine games on NBA TV) this season. TNT has exclusivity to six games, including the season opener versus rookie Kevin Durant and the Seattle SuperSonics on Nov. 1 at KeyArena. The 10-game ESPN schedule is highlighted by an array of Eastern and Western Conference playoff teams from last season in all but one broadcast.
ABC will carry five games exclusively, including three Sunday matinee home games against Detroit on Feb. 24, San Antonio on March 9 and Dallas on April 6. ABC will also televise the Suns game at the Lakers on Dec. 25, marking the first time since the 1996-97 season the club have played on Christmas Day.
For the 38th-straight season, all Suns games will be broadcast on the Suns flagship station, KTAR Radio 620 AM, with the “Voice of the Suns” Al McCoy calling play-by-play action. The entire broadcasting team from last season returns, including My45 play-by-play announcer and FSN Arizona pre-game host Tom Leander, FSN Arizona play-by-play announcer Gary Bender, My45 and FSN Arizona color analyst Eddie Johnson, My45 and FSN Arizona color analyst Dan Majerle, KTAR 620 AM Radio color analyst Tim Kempton, KSUN 1400 AM Spanish Radio play-by-play announcer Arturo Ochoa and KSUN 1400 AM Spanish Radio color analyst Gerardo Romo.