Las Vegas is considered the best place to resume the 2019/20 NBA season, league executives say, per Jabari Young of CNBC.
The league has suspended the season for at least 30 days, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. However, NBA owners want the season to resume.
“According to NBA executives and agents who discussed the matter with CNBC on condition of anonymity, the league remains focused on a return after suspending operations following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Las Vegas has emerged as the best location to resume the season, according to league executives…
But if the NBA does return, team executives told CNBC they favored Las Vegas as a possible location to conclude the season. And media experts agreed, adding the decision could help the NBA retain some of its revenue domestically and perhaps in China,” Young reports.
The Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas are the venues where the league hosts its annual Summer League events during the offseason.