5:18 p.m. -- After a few moments, I asked him what his position was. He replied that he was the Stage Manager. I asked him what the stage manager does at a basketball game. He politely answered by naming some of the duties, such as working with the announcers and the cameramen. The Stage Manager also signals air-time activities by releasing promotional announcements and commercial advertisements for the viewing audience. He works with the game announcers and camera operators to perfect each scene that is not on the basketball court.