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Craig Sager to Broadcast Opening Night

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If you want to see the latest fashion in bizarre suits, there’s good news: Craig Sager will be one of the broadcasters for opening night’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans.

According to a report from NBA.com

TNT’s live game coverage will include the Ring Ceremony for the Warriors prior to their showdown with the Pelicans. Kevin Harlan will call the Cavs/Bulls telecast with analyst Reggie Miller and reporter David Aldridge, with Marv Albert providing play-by-play for Pelicans/Warriors with analyst Chris Webber and reporter Craig Sager.

Sager has had an ongoing bout acute myeloid leukemia over the last year and a half. He was initially diagnosed in 2014, and after receiving a bone marrow and stem cell transplant from his son, Craig Jr., he recovered and was back at work for TNT. However, he had a regression and the cancer reappeared last March, and he was re-admitted to the hospital for 100 days.

The treatment was effective, and Sager was released from the hospital 18 days early, per ESPN.com news services. This is obviously encouraging news to anyone associated with the NBA.

After his release, in an interview with Haley Hernandez of ABC Houston, Sager and his doctor predicted the return after his release.

I said, ‘The NBA season starts Oct. 27, what are my chances?’ He goes, ‘Oh they’re good!'” the elder Sager said of the conversation he had with his MD Anderson doctor.

“I said one more, ‘What about the Olympics next summer in Rio?’ He said, ‘No brainer! I said yes! Yes!'”

Without any unforeseen setbacks, the elder Sager said he vows to see you on TV again for the start of the NBA season.


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