Yahoo Sports’ NBA crew especially Adrian Wojnarowski have been known to break stories on the Association especially during the Draft. Well, Yahoo through its The Vertical site will host its first-ever NBA Draft show online this Thursday. And with Wojo in tow, expect the Yahoo NBA Draft show to break every pick before the official ESPN show on Thursday. The show will last from 7 p.m. ET through the last pick of the first round.

Chris Mannix will host along with Indiana coach Tom Crean as the analyst. Wojnarowski will be live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the site of this year’s Draft. In addition, The Vertical’s front-office analyst Bobby Marks will also be on hand to analyze each team’s pick. And Mike Schmitz of DraftExpress will provide video analysis of college and international prospects.

Yahoo’s Vice President of Yahoo Sports Media Bob Condor writes that in addition to the aforementioned, the show will feature plenty of inside information, analysis and features that will keep the program moving as the picks are made:

Throughout the draft, we’ll check in with Woj, The Vertical’s Shams Charania and DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony as they gather exclusive information on picks and trades from front offices around the league. Givony leads DraftExpress, the world’s most authoritative source on NBA Draft information and video analysis. The Yahoo Sports live show will feature stories on the history of NBA fashion from The Vertical’s “White Mamba Minute” star Brian Scalabrine and this year’s rookie shoe endorsement deal as reported by The Vertical’s Nick DePaula.

So with Yahoo doing its own online NBA Draft show, will others follow suit? And with Wojanarowski already a known quantity for breaking news, this has the potential to get plenty of unique viewers. We shall see.

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