Jeff Van Gundy believes NBA will cancel season
There have been rumblings that the NBA is hoping to resume play in early June after its season was suspended last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Jeff Van Gundy is among those who believe there will be no more basketball in the United States this season.
Van Gundy shared some of his thoughts on the progression of the coronavirus outbreak during an appearance on 750 The Game in Portland Monday, and the legendary coach and broadcaster said he expects the NBA season to be canceled. He also predicts that there will be no 2020 MLB season and that football will have a delayed start.
Jeff Van Gundy: “I don’t think we’re going to play NBA basketball again this year. I don’t see Major League Baseball happening and I see the NFL and college football starting late.”
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) March 30, 2020
Experts expect the coronavirus outbreak to peak in the US in the coming weeks, though no one knows exactly how things are going to play out. It’s fair to say most major sports leagues will be resuming or beginning play later than originally expected (if at all), but Van Gundy’s prediction is nothing more than a guess.
NBA teams and players do not want to cancel the season, and there have been some truly surreal ideas thrown around for how they might be able to finish the year. The reality is all of this talk is premature, and Van Gundy almost certainly has no more knowledge of disease outbreaks than another announcer who recently sounded the alarm.