The NBA has taken a wait-and-see approach to resuming the season amid the coronavirus pandemic, as states begin to re-open.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Get Up that the NBA is aiming to make schedule decisions by early to mid-June if it receives clearance from “health officials and the government.”
This would then lead to conversations with the players’ association.
“The working order right now in the league … is that by early to mid-June, they will have a decision,” Windhorst said in the video below (starts at about the 2 minute 23 second mark). “We are either gonna go or we’re not and if we are gonna go, here’s what a schedule might look like. I would say right now, we’re moving positively in that direction.”
Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta recently discussed the NBA’s outlook with President Donald Trump.
“I think what they’re doing is waiting to see what happens in certain states and if we’re going to be able to play,” Fertitta said per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “Making sure the virus continues to go in the right direction in the next few weeks. And I think that if things are going in the way that it’s going, I think the NBA, the commissioner Adam Silver, who has done an unbelievable job through this, and the 30 owners will make the decision to try to start the season up again.”
Commissioner Adam Silver recently said on a conference call with the board of governors that he is hoping to make a decision on resuming the season within two to four weeks.