The Toronto Raptors shared their 2022-23 broadcast schedule earlier today, and if you’re a fan of predictability, you’ll be happy to see that not much has changed since last year!
National (Canadian) broadcasters TSN and Sportsnet will once again share duties, with each channel showing 41 games a piece (divided, of course, amongst their approximately 139 sub-channels). TSN will also have three preseason games, and Sportsnet the other two.
There are no changes in the TV broadcast booth; Matt Devlin will handle play-by-play duties for all games. Fan-favourite Jack Armstrong will provide colour commentary for TSN, while Raptors legend Alvin Williams returns for a sophomore season as the Sportsnet colour commentator. They’ll be joined on the sidelines by Kayla Grey (TSN) and Amy Audibert (Sportsnet).
Where we do see a change is on the radio broadcast side of the house. TSN 1050 and Sportsnet 590 are splitting the games once again, and once again Paul Jones is your PBP announcer; he’ll be joined on Sportsnet 590 by colour commentator Eric Smith. while Canada Basketball veteran Jevohn Shepherd joins the crew to provide colour on TSN 1050 broadcasts. Shepherd played about 40 games with the men’s national team and is currently the GM of the CEBL’s Ottawa BlackJacks.
TSN has the preseason opener when the Raptors host the Utah Jazz on Oct. 2 at 6:00 p.m., while Sportsnet opens the regular season when the Raptors host the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 19 at 7:30 p.m.