NBA Countdown

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NBA Countdown
Premiere December 25, 2002
Airs varies
Network ABC & ESPN
Style 30-minute sports commentary
Company ABC Sports
NBA
Origin USA

NBA Countdown (previously known as NBA Shootaround, NBA Hangtime, NBA Game Time and NBA Nation) is the pregame show to NBA Sunday on ABC and the NBA Finals on ABC.

Commentators

Commentator   Duration
Host 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Mike Tirico * * * *
Dan Patrick * *
Stuart Scott * * *
Analyst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bill Walton * * *
Tom Tolbert * *
Sean Elliott *
George Karl *
Byron Scott *
Steve Jones *
Greg Anthony *
Scottie Pippen *
Mark Jackson * *
Michael Wilbon * * * * *
Jon Barry * * * *
Avery Johnson * *
Interviewer/Analyst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Magic Johnson * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One: NBA Shootaround December 25, 2002 June 15, 2003
Season Two: NBA Hangtime December 25, 2003 June 15, 2004
Season Three: NBA Hangtime/NBA Game Time December 25, 2004 June 23, 2005
Season Four: NBA Nation December 25, 2005 June 22, 2006
Season Five: NBA Countdown December 25, 2006 June 14, 2007
Season Six: NBA Countdown December 25, 2007 June 17, 2008
Season Seven: NBA Countdown December 25, 2008 June 16, 2009
Season Eight: NBA Countdown December 25, 2009 June 17, 2010

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