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Jan. 6, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports today announced the debut of a new three-episode ACC Network syndicated series, ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court. Each half-hour show goes beyond the game to tell the unique story of a player or coach, and how they made a name for themselves in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The host is the ACC Network’s Cory Alexander, a former University of Virginia standout and 8-year NBA guard.
The first show, scheduled to debut this weekend, profiles college basketball’s all-time leader in wins. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski passed his college coach, Bobby Knight, earlier this season to set the record. The Blue Devils Head Coach has led teams to four National Titles, coached the U.S.A. to an Olympic Gold Medal and is a Hall of Famer. But it is back on the North Side of Chicago where the boy named “Mick” first showed his ability to lead. Travel to Coach K’s hometown and talk to his childhood friends and family about how he became one of the greatest coaches of all time.
Then go home with North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes. Last year, he was named the 2011 ACC Rookie of the Year, and this season he was the pre-season favorite to be ACC Player of the Year. He is projected to be one of the top picks in this year’s NBA Draft but the sophomore is first looking to lead the Tar Heels to a national title. Hang out with Harrison and his family back in his hometown of Ames, Iowa to see how this young man became one of the best players in college basketball.
Episodes 2 and 3 will be released in February and March, respectively. For complete information on the ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court, including airdates and times, station affiliates and platforms, visit theACC.com/kings
Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023.
In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 46 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.