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NBA commissioner Adam Silver says next season won’t start until 2021

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Adam Silver opened up on how and when the 2020-21 season will get underway, in his recent interview with CNN.

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The NBA Commissioner admitted that it’s a learning process for the league referring to the timetable of the next season.

On top of that, he talked on when the NBA expects to start the new 2020-21 season.

(via NBC Sports):

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“My best guess is that – even though, as you said, it will be the 2020-21 season – is that season won’t start until 21. We said a week or so ago that the earliest we’d start is Christmas of this year, but the more I’m learning – even listening to Dr. Fauci this morning – I continue to believe that we’re going to be better off getting into January.

The goal for us next season is to play a standard season – the other part of your question – 82-game season and playoffs. And further, the goal would be to play games in home arenas in front of fans. But there’s still a lot that we need to learn in terms of rapid testing, for example. Would that be a means of getting fans into our buildings?”

The current season will end in mid-October (13th), while the NBA Draft will take place a few days later.

However, everything is on the air on how the teams will manage to play basketball away from a “bubble”, like the one the league set up in Orlando.

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