NBA Radio channel to launch Monday

The NBA is getting its own satellite radio station.

SiriusXM NBA Radio will launch Monday, with the opening day to

include interviews with players, owners and league executives, plus

live coverage of a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and

Philadelphia 76ers.

The station, which the NBA and SiriusXM will announce Thursday,

also will provide live coverage of the Miami-Indiana showdown on

Tuesday.

NBA Radio on Channel 217 will showcase more than 14 live games

each week and a daily schedule of NBA-focused news and talk, with

hosts that include former coaches Lionel Hollins, Mike Dunleavy and

Sam Mitchell.

The lineup of interviews Monday features Commissioner David

Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark

Cuban, and players such as Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, New Orleans’

Anthony Davis, Indiana’s Roy Hibbert and Detroit’s Greg Monroe.

Owners Steve Pagliuca of Boston and Joe Lacob of Golden State

are also scheduled for the first week. Beyond the daily

programming, the channel will include broadcasts on location from

events such as the All-Star game and NBA Finals.