GAMES TO BE BROADCAST LOCALLY ON DETV CHANNEL 28 AND ROWAN RADIO 89.7 WGLS-FM
“OFFROAD” PRESENTED BY LAND ROVER WILMINGTON SHOW LAUNCHES ON TEAM’S DIGITAL PLATFORMS
CHRISTIANA CARE AND NEMOURS CHILDREN’S HEALTH SYSTEM ACTIVATE IN NBA G LEAGUE’S SINGLE SITE AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
WILMINGTON – FEB. 10, 2021 – The Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, announced today details for the team’s 2021 season, taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. The Blue Coats begin play on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers.
Fourteen of the Blue Coats’ 15 regular-season games will be broadcast locally in Wilmington, Delaware on DETV Channel 28, the official television home of the Blue Coats. Play-by-play broadcaster Matt Murphy returns for his third season and is set to call all the action live, courtside in Orlando. Blue Coats analyst Dei Lynam will join former Blue Coats assistant coach and current University of Maryland Eastern Shore Head Coach Jason Crafton for Blue Coats Pregame Live presented by ChristianaCare, Halftime Live, as well as Postgame Live presented by Nemours Children’s Health System. All local telecasts will be simulcast on DETV’s website and on Facebook.
Delaware’s March 1 matchup against NBA G League Ignite, a team made up of the top high school prospects in the country eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft, is slated for national broadcast on ESPN2. All other games will be available to a national audience through a mix of NBA TV, ESPN+ and Twitch, in addition to the broadcasts on DETV. A full broadcast schedule is available at SIXERS.COM/BLUECOATS as well as the NBA G League Mobile App.
All games are available via radio broadcast on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM and RowanRadio.com. Rowan alumni Marc Acchitelli and Joe Stauffenberg, in addition to current students Aaron Hook, Jason Joseph, Kayla Santiago and Lloyd Wilson make up the inaugural broadcast team for the Blue Coats Broadcast Academy powered by Rowan Radio. This academic initiative, which gives Rowan students sports-industry experience through Blue Coats opportunities, was launched in late 2020.
This unique, single-site basketball season and behind-the-scenes experience of the 2021 Blue Coats will be documented in a digital content series dubbed “OffRoad” presented by Land Rover Wilmington. The content series is hosted by Murphy and features appearances from various players and staff members. It will run on a weekly basis on the team’s website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook platforms.
Coat Check, the team’s official podcast dating back to the start of the 2018-19 season, is in the midst of a brand-new season presented by ChristianaCare and is available on the 76ers Podcast Network. Murphy interviews players, staff members, and others live from Florida. Additionally, assistant coach and former 76ers player Xavier Silas joins the podcast this season in a recurring role as an official co-correspondent from the single-site.
Blue Coats game days will feature special activations locally, including a 10% off all takeout orders deal at Wilmington Brew Works, the Official Craft Brewery of the Delaware Blue Coats, and unique team-inspired menu items at Kid Shelleen’s Restaurant.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE BLUE COATS:
The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The team plays its home games at the all-new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. For ticket information, visit SIXERS.COM/BLUECOATS. The Delaware Blue Coats organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 29 teams, 28 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises for 2020-21, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. A record 45 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2020-21 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.