The NBA announced Wednesday that they will reveal the 2012-2013 NBA schedule on Thursday, July 26th at 7 p.m. ET on NBATV with a feature show, as they have in the past. From the presser:
NBA TV's NBA 2012-13 Schedule Release Special will exclusively announce the 2012-13 NBA regular season schedule on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. ET. The one-hour show will highlight the season's most-anticipated games including those scheduled for Kia NBA Tip-Off '12 (the opening week of the season), Christmas Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The show will offer immediate reaction to those matchups and many other marquee games and top storylines for the upcoming season
There have already been leaks regarding the Miami Heat, who will reportedly open play on opening night, October 30th against the Boston Celtics in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals, and host the Oklahoma City Thunder in a Finals rematch on Christmas.
Traditionally, beat writers get the benefit of the early schedule leaks, and you can expect them to come bounding out of the box in the next 24 to 36 hours ahead of the official announcement. We'll keep you up to date on all the latest right here on EOB.