Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 21:21
The Chicago Bulls kick off their regular season a week from tomorrow. However, on tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24th, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will celebrate the start of the upcoming Chicago Bulls season by having a multi-hour "Bulls Day" on the air.
Starting at 5:30pm, CSN Chicago will have Bulls-themed programming all evening long. Special editions of "Chicago Tribune Live" and "SportsNet Central" are planned, along with a Chicago Bulls season preview special and an airing of a classic Chicago Bulls game from last season.
CSN Chicago's "Bulls Day" programming includes the following:
5:30pm - Chicago Tribune Live --
Host David Kaplan will be joined by Bulls players Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler and Nate Robinson, as well as Chicago Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson. Along with Chicago Tribune sportswriters K.C. Johnson, Chris Kuc, the collection of men will give an analysis of the upcoming 2012-13 Bulls and NBA season.
6:30pm - SportsNet Central --
News anchors Mark Schanowski & Gail Fischer will be joined by Chicago Bulls guard "Rip" Hamilton,. who will talk in length about the upcoming season, including discussing the absence of Derrick Rose and the re-addition of Kirk Hinrich.
7:00pm - Bulls Classic: Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks --
This is a repeat of a Chicago Bulls game from March 7, 2012, where Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah both had incredible games, in an exciting contest that truly came down to the last second.
9:00pm & 9:30pm - Chicago Bulls Season Preview --
CSN Chicago will have two different 30-minute season preview specials on the Chicago Bulls. The first is a pre-recorded look at the Bulls season, from where they came from last year, to what is expected this year. The second will be a live special, hosted by the CSN Chicago's Bulls Pre/Post Game Show duo of Mark Schanowski and Kendall Gill. This special will feature some pre-recorded moments, including interviews with Bulls players & coaches, as well as changes around the NBA and how they could impact the new Bulls season.
10:00pm & 10:30pm - SportsNet Central --
These latenight edition of CSN Chicago's sports news wrap-up shows will also feature a heavy "Bulls Day" focus.
All Wednesday - CSNChicago.com --
The local sports station website will be taken over by Bulls-heavy features all day long. There will be a live stream of a fan Q&A with Bulls center Nazr Mohammed, a live stream of the Bulls visit to the CSN newsroom starting at 4:30pm, behind-the-scenes videos of Bulls interviews during the CSN visit, updated content throughout the day from CSN Chicago's Bulls reporter Aggrey Sam, Twitter comments from Bulls players, new Bulls photo galleries, and more.
If that wasn't enough, at 2:00pm, CSN Chicago will re-air tonight's Bulls pre-season game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Additionally, Bulls fans are invited to visit the station website or watch the station's Bulls coverage starting at 5:30pm for details on how to win four tickets to the home/season opener on October 31st, courtesy of the Chicago Bulls. The winner will announced during Wednesday night's 10:00pm SportsNet Central broadcast.