FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 16th, 2020

LAMAR HURD HOSTS NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST’S “HURD MENTALITY,” NEW WEEKLY SHOW HIGHLIGHTING POSITIVITY THROUGHOUT PORTLAND COMMUNITY

Series Continues with New Episode Tonight on NBC Sports Northwest at 8 p.m. PT, and Episodes Move to 6:30 p.m. PT on Thursdays, Beginning April 23

“Hurd Mentality” Promotes Positivity and Kindness by Showcasing Impactful Individuals Throughout the Portland Area

 STAMFORD, Conn. – April 16, 2020 – NBC Sports Northwest hosts Lamar Hurd and a new, weekly show, “Hurd Mentality,” which shines a light on positivity and acts of gratitude and kindness throughout the Portland-metro community. The second episode of the series, which first premiered last Friday, April 10, airs tonight at 8 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Northwest.

Highlighting individuals — ranging from teachers and mentors to youth sports coaches and administrators to leaders in the field of equity and inclusion — who strive to better their community through their daily work, “Hurd Mentality” aims to promote positivity and inspire viewers to adopt a spirit of gratitude and contagious helpfulness within the Portland area.

Beginning next Thursday, April 23, “Hurd Mentality” will air Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Northwest, preceding Trail Blazers Classic Games encores (6:30 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Northwest).

Last week’s debut episode featured interviews with Oregon Food Bank CEO, Susannah Morgan, and South Meadows Middle School Principal/Director, Justin Welch. Click here for a peak at the show.

Hurd played basketball for Oregon State University from 2002-2006 and currently is an Oregon State University Board of Trustee member.  Hurd joined the Trail Blazers broadcasting team following his time as a college basketball analyst with the Pac-12 Network and ESPN.  Hurd has been closely involved in various youth programs since he moved to the Portland area in 2007.

Watch “Hurd Mentality” on NBC Sports Northwest and on the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.

About NBC Sports Northwest:  NBC Sports Northwest is the Exclusive Network of the Portland Trail Blazers and your source for in-depth regional sports content covering the Seattle Seahawks, Ducks, Beavs and outdoor programming. In addition to live event coverage, NBC Sports Northwest offers Emmy Award-winning original programming, news, analysis, and compelling digital content offering fans a comprehensive look at the teams and players that matter most in the region.  NBC Sports Northwest is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit NBCsportsnorthwest.com for local listings and where to watch, listen and follow @NBCSnorthwest.

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