The NBA released the regular season schedule today for the 2006-2007 season. The season begins on October 31 with the NBA Champion Miami Heat squaring off against Ben Wallace and the new look Chicago Bulls. The Celtics' first game will be on Wednesday, November 1 with a home match up against the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. The first nationally televised game for the Celtics will be on Saturday, November 4th on NBA-TV. A total of 8 Celtics' games will be televised on national television this season with 6 on NBA TV (@ Washington, @ Golden State, @ Portland, and home against Miami, Minnesota, and Toronto), 1 on ESPN (home against Philadelphia - just in case we trade for Iverson, I am sure), and 1 on ABC (a Sunday game against Chicago).
Most of the time, I think they are televising the team we are playing and not the Celtics or else we wouldn't be on at all. I am convinced that they will add a few more of our games by the end of the year when they see how exciting this team is this year. Of course, that may just be the koolaid talking.