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