On the Hardwood: Take a Trip Behind the Control Room Door of 15 Organizations in the National Basketball Association

The doldrums of 2020 may be in the past, but 2021 is still presenting challenges to in-venue production teams. Now out of the Orlando bubble, NBA organizations are hosting games in their home arenas and navigating the continuing difficulties of the pandemic. Like SVG’s At the Ballpark and On the Gridiron series, On the Hardwood will take a look the hardships, creative ideas, and teamwork of NBA franchises. SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez caught up with game presentation directors and other in-venue production professionals from the 76ers, Bucks, Bulls, Cavaliers, Hawks, Heat, Hornets, Kings, Nuggets, Pelicans, Rockets, Spurs, Timberwolves, Trail Blazers, and Warriors to get a glimpse of their day-to-day operations.

Philadelphia 76ers Continue Treasured Traditions at Wells Fargo Center

Milwaukee Bucks Leverage NBA Bubble Experience for 2020-21 Slate at Fiserv Forum

Chicago Bulls Use Year-Old Videoboard, Mobile Predictive Gaming To Draw Up Production Plan

Despite Limited Fans, Cleveland Cavaliers Keep the Energy Up at Renovated Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Atlanta Hawks Honor Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in First of Season-Long ‘Unity Nights’

After Assisting Fox Sports Sun, Miami Heat Retrofit Control Room for Games in AmericanAirlines Arena

Charlotte Hornets Redesign Mobile App To Bring Spectrum Center Content to the Home

Sacramento Kings Improve In-Venue, At-Home Experience With Intel True View at Golden 1 Center

Denver Nuggets Repurpose RSN Broadcast With Some In-Venue Flavor

How Kyle Campbell Balanced Productions for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, NFL’s Saints

Houston Rockets Work With League, RSNs To Produce Away Radio Broadcasts in Toyota Center

With Empty AT&T Center and Reduced Game-Day Staff, Spurs Add ‘Digital Arena’ to Mobile App

Minnesota Timberwolves Feature On-Court Media Day With Drone Flyover at Target Center

Portland Trail Blazers Manage LED Displays at Moda Center To Educate, Entertain Fans on League Pass

Golden State Warriors Connect Team, Chase Center to Fans at Home Through Dub Hub Experience

The SVG Podcast: Inside NBA Arenas with Miami Heat’s Kurt Doster and Golden State Warriors’ Jen Millet and Jackie Ventura 

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