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If you love Shaq, Chuck, and the entire NBA on TNT crew, we’ve got some important news for you: they will be adding a new night to the schedule, as the network will start airing games on Mondays — in addition to their usual Tuesday and Thursday games — this season.

From the NBA press release:

TNT Debuts Regular Monday Telecasts
In a new feature as part of Turner Sports’ 33rd year of NBA coverage, TNT presents 10 Monday doubleheaders. The series begins on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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TNT is not the only one to try and get in more nationally televised games, as ESPN on ABC will also be picking nine games for national broadcast on a relatively new day: Saturdays. Like TNT, this will also come after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Overall, this is a fantastic move by both TNT and ABC. It never hurts to get more games on national television, and it is always a good idea to try and take advantage of the schedule once the NFL season comes to a close. Hopefully both networks, and basketball overall, will benefit from this move.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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