A familiar face to basketball is coming to unfamiliar territory to him. Craig Sager will be joining the ESPN broadcast crew for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on ABC.
Sager, a Turner Sports veteran, has never worked a NBA Finals game. He will be sharing the sideline reports with Doris Burke.
“I’d like to thank Turner and ESPN for approaching me with this tremendous opportunity to be part of The Finals broadcast team,” Sager said. “I’ve been watching the series very closely and, while I do not want to distract in any way from the event itself, I look forward to being in the building for what will be an incredibly exciting Game 6. The NBA community is a very special one and this is a great honor.”
Sager has been battling leukemia for a few years now, and in April he announced that it was no longer in remission. He has missed 11 months of NBA action after having a bone marrow transplant and undergoing treatment. He returned to TNT in March of 2015.
Next month during the ESPYs on July13, Sager will be presented with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.
Game 6 will be Thursday on ABC at 9et. Golden State leads the series 3-2 as they travel to Cleveland.