FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
CSN TO DELIVER SPECIAL CHICAGO BULLS/NBA DRAFT EDITIONS OF “SPORTSTALK LIVE” AND “IN THE LOOP PRIME”
LIVE FROM THE ADVOCATE CENTER…
NBA Draft PREVIEW on “SportsTalk Live” at 5:30 PM CT with host David Kaplan and Bulls/NBA experts
NBA Draft RECAP on “In the Loop Prime” at 9:30 PM CT (time approx. following “Cubs Postgame Live”)
with host Mark Schanowski, along with detailed draft analysis from Kendall Gill, Will Perdue, and Vincent Goodwill
Chicago, IL (June 21, 2017) – On the eve of the 2017 NBA Draft, CSN Chicago (CSN), the home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Bulls, will provide viewers with a detailed preview and a complete recap via TWO draft specials airing tomorrow night (Thursday, June 22), both of which will take place LIVE inside the Bulls draft headquarters at the Advocate Center in downtown Chicago.
At 5:30 PM CT tomorrow night, CSN will preview the NBA Draft on SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado. Hosted by David Kaplan (@thekapman) and featuring CSN’s Bulls coverage team of Mark Schanowski (@MarkSchanowski), Kendall Gill (@KendallG13), Will Perdue (@Will_Perdue32), and CSNChicago.com Bulls “Insider” Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill), this special edition of SportsTalk Live will take an in-depth look at the Bulls potential picks (currently at #16 & #38 overall) and breakdown the team’s potential scenarios should a trade be on the horizon.
Then at 9:30 PM (time approx., immediately following “Cubs Postgame Live”), CSN will deliver a complete NBA Draft recap on In the Loop Prime presented by GMC. Hosted by Schanowski, along with featured analysts Gill, Perdue, and Goodwill, In the Loop Prime will dive into detailed discussion surrounding the Bulls’ first and second round picks, along with showcasing podium moment highlights featuring the new Bulls rookies from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, an overview of every trade made throughout the evening, plus – a live interview with a Bulls front office executive from the Advocate Center. PLEASE NOTE: Live stream of both programs will also be available on CSNChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers.
For even more extensive Bulls/NBA Draft coverage, viewers are also urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s Bulls section: (http://www.csnchicago.com/bulls), which will include in-depth draft previews and player pick profiles via Goodwill and Bulls digital reporter producer Mark Strotman (@markstrot), along with additional web-exclusive interviews, draft footage video and more. Fans can also look forward to a pair of NBA Draft-specific “Bulls Talk PODCASTs” featuring Schanowski, Goodwill, Bulls Pre/Postgame Live producer Kevin Anderson (@CSNKevin), and additional special guests. All of CSN’s podcasts can be downloaded at CSNChicago.com/podcasts and by simply subscribing to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
From a social media standpoint, Schanowski and Goodwill will provide instant reaction to the Bulls first round pick on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/CSNChicago/), plus – CSN will deliver up-to-the-second live Twitter draft updates/analysis via its dedicated Bulls Twitter handle (@CSNBulls). In addition, NBA Draft/Advocate Center “Sights & Sounds” highlights will be provided via Snapchat (‘csnchicago’), along with additional coverage/photos/quick video offerings from ‘CSN Chicago’ through Instagram and Instagram Live. Fans on Twitter can also interact throughout NBA Draft by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #BullsTalk.
CSN Chicago, a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, features over 275 live pro games in high definition each year. In addition, CSN delivers extensive pre/post-game coverage for its core pro team partners, as well as the Chicago Bears, along with numerous entertaining local sports discussion/social media-focused programs via In the Loop and SportsTalk Live. Through the network’s growing digital platform, CSNChicago.com, Chicago sports fans tap into the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online destination for breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights, multimedia video clips, and standout coverage from CSNChicago.com’s team of “Insiders.” Follow the network on Twitter via @CSNChicago.
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