It’s already been an offseason of change for the Trail Blazers, and those changes extend beyond what happens on the court.
After spending the last 14 years in a partnership with NBC Sports Northwest to show Trail Blazers games, the team is moving to ROOT SPORTS in a deal that extends through the 2024-25 season.
“We are ecstatic to join the ROOT SPORTS regional network starting next season,” said Trail Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan via press release. “With so many other Pacific Northwest teams already in the ROOT SPORTS family and its broad footprint, choosing ROOT SPORTS was the best decision for our fans. We look forward to bringing Trail Blazers games to new viewers, as well as our loyal fans in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.”
In signing on with ROOT SPORTS, the Trail Blazers join the Mariners, Seahawks, Timbers, Kraken and a host of colleges that also have agreements with the Washington-based cable provider. And with so many teams, the number of games and the associated shows covering the teams on ROOT SPORTS will be well in excess of what was available previously. What’s more, ROOT SPORTS is already available on most cable — if you have NBCSNW through your cable provider, you very likely already have ROOT SPORTS — and satellite providers — something that could not be said of the previous contract.
ROOT SPORTS will be the new home of the Portland Trail Blazers television…