Adam Silver does not know when NBA will determine future of season
NBA commissioner Adam Silver isn’t setting any timelines when it comes to making a decision on the future of the NBA season.
Silver said Friday that the league doesn’t even know yet what has to happen in order to resume play. The NBA has also not given serious consideration to a “bubble” scenario in which players and essential staff are quarantined in one site where games take place without fans.
On a conference call, NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the league is looking at data, not dates. The league is not even to a place where if A, B, C were to happen, there would be a path to return. Many “bubble like concepts” have been proposed but “we’ve only listened.”
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 17, 2020
Silver made clear that the lack of certainty does not mean the league is moving toward canceling the season. He also added that all options were in play in order to resume the current campaign, including delaying the start of the 2020-21 season in order to finish the current one.
Adam Silver: "We’re not ready to set a date yet in terms of how long we can wait until we can no longer continue the season. Everything is on the table, including potentially delaying the beginning of next season."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 17, 2020
It’s been reported that the NBA does have a plan in place for what will happen once they receive the green light to resume. We just have no idea when that will be, and neither does Silver. The reality is that it may be quite some time yet before we have any clarity on the situation.