Behind the Bench made its debut in 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Created as an educational program, the goal was to provide young people with a hands on experience covering a youth basketball tournament. 


We launched by covering the Who’s The Man?/Can She Hang? regional championship which was sponsored by the New York Knicks. This fun and competitive event got over 10,000 boys and girls active throughout the New York Tri-State area.


From the beginning, the mission has been to educate and empower the next generation of sports content creators and industry professionals.


Behind The Bench is a sports network that tells stories that matter and produces entertaining and compelling shows. We will be a positive force for fostering diversity and inclusion while creating the next generation of sports industry talent and leaders.