July 24, 2003
Stein to be with Silas, Cavaliers; Ford with Pistons in Detroit
As part of ESPN's comprehensive coverage of the NBA Draft, ESPN.com will bring the event to fans in true multimedia form with ESPN.com DraftCast. On Draft day, June 26, 2003,DraftCast will deliver fans ESPNMotion video of lottery picks including international players, up-to-the-minute polls that will integrate fan response into the ESPN telecast, live chats with ESPN's Fran Fraschilla and others, and pick-by-pick updates. ESPN.com has used DraftCast previously to allow fans to interact with the NFL Draft.
Additional features of ESPN.com coverage on Draft day are:
- Stein with Silas in Cleveland - ESPN.com's Marc Stein will be in Cleveland with new coach Paul Silas to cover the expected selection of high school hoops star LeBron James;
- Pick-by-pick with Chad Ford - ESPN.com's Insider writer Chad Ford will provide pick-by-pick analysis for every pick of the draft;
- Katz at MSG - ESPN.com's Andy Katz will be at Madison Square Garden in New York, reporting on all the developments of the Draft;
- Ongoing Analysis - Draft day analysis will come from a variety of ESPN.com and ESPN experts, including Dr. Jack Ramsay and David Aldridge.
- Grade the teams - Starting the night of the Draft, fans can log into ESPN.com's SportsNation and share their views about how each one of the 29 NBA teams did in the Draft.
Prior to Draft day, ESPN.com's complete NBA Draft page, brings complete online coverage, news and analysis to fans, including Draft Tracker - sortable data on all the hopefuls and projected picks, a series of mock drafts, and reports on pre-draft by Katz and Ford.
Find all of ESPN.com's NBA Draft coverage at: http://sports.espn.go.com/nbadraft/d03/index