First-ever NBA Awards show to air June 2017 on TNT

NEW YORK – The NBA announced today that the first-ever NBA Awards Show will take place in New York City on Monday, June 26, 2017.  Televised exclusively by TNT, the show will feature current and former NBA players, coaches and celebrities.

The star-studded event will recognize NBA players, teams, coaches and executives for their accomplishments and performances from the 2016-17 NBA season.  The show will feature the announcements of the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year.

While in previous years these awards were announced separately throughout the postseason, this marks the first time that all recipients will be honored on the same night. Additional awards will be announced at a later date as well as the venue, the host and the list of presenters.

Entering its 33rd consecutive year of NBA coverage, Turner Sports will showcase an expanded 64-game schedule on TNT throughout the 2016-17 NBA regular season.  In addition to being the exclusive home of NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans and the 66th NBA All-Star Game, the network will televise more than 40 NBA Playoff games.