Legendary NBA reporter Craig Sager has never worked an NBA Finals, but that's about to change.
ESPN announced that Sager, who works for Turner Sports, will join its NBA Finals broadcast team for Game 6 between the the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Game 6 is Thursday, June 16, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
Sager was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2014, and this season his cancer returned. He has battled the cancer while still handling most of his assignments for TNT. Sager was working the playoffs even while in the middle of chemo treatment.
"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 will share sideline reporting duties with Doris Burke, with Mike Breen handling the play-by-play and Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson providing analysis. Here are Breen and Burke welcoming Sager to the team.