Live-Game Schedule Features All 82 Regular-Season Matchups; Kayte Christensen-Hunter Joins Coverage Alongside Mark Jones and Kyle Draper
‘Kings Pregame Live’ and ‘Kings Postgame Live’ Return with New Contributors Morgan Ragan, Matt Barnes & Kenny Thomas
Extensive Written, Audio and Video Content to Continue All Season on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and the MyTeams app
SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 14, 2021 – NBC Sports California today announced its comprehensive coverage of the Sacramento Kings 2021-22 NBA season, highlighted by live coverage of all 82 regular-season games, extensive pregame and postgame coverage; and exclusive written, video and audio content on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and the MyTeams app.
NBC Sports California’s live-game coverage will be led by play-by-play announcers Mark Jones and Kyle Draper, who are entering their second season in their roles, and new game analyst Kayte Christensen-Hunter, the former WNBA player and longtime sideline reporter and studio analyst who was named to the position this offseason. Regular-season coverage begins with the opener against the Trail Blazers in Portland on Oct. 20 (7 p.m.)
NBC Sports California will continue to surround live Kings games with gameday programs Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live to provide expanded news, analysis, commentary and interviews before and after games. The shows will be hosted by Kyle Draper and Morgan Ragan, who joins the programs this season. Ragan has spent the last three seasons as the Stockton Kings game analyst and is co-host of The Deuce & Mo Podcast. Previously, Ragan served as a reporter for ‘Good Day Sacramento’ on CW 31 and as a morning show host on Sports 1140 KHTK.
Draper and Ragan will be joined by a pair of new analysts on this season. Matt Barnes, a Sacramento native who appeared in nearly 100 games for the Kings over a 14-year NBA career, and Kenny Thomas, who played six of his 11 NBA seasons for the Kings from 2004-05 to 2009-10, will make their Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live debuts this season.
NBC Sports California’s live coverage, including pregame and postgame shows, will continue to be available to authenticated subscribers on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsCalifornia.com.
NBC Sports California’s digital properties will provide Kings articles and video content throughout the season. News, analysis, commentary and video highlights will be available on NBCSportsCalifornia.com, Twitter (@NBCSKings), Facebook and the MyTeams app.
For more information about the Kings or to buy tickets, visit Kings.com.
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NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live steams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips. Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.