ADAM Silver is steering the NBA toward a return to a normal schedule with the start of next season beginning in October.
“Our plan as of now, give or take a week, is to start mid- to late October of this year,” Silver said Friday on ESPN’s “Get Up.”
The COVID-19 pandemic threw the traditional league schedule for a loop, including a months-long pause in the 2019-20 season from March to August.
Only a matter of weeks passed between the end of the NBA Finals in the league’s Florida “bubble” before the start of the 2020-21 regular season, reduced from 82 games to 72 games, in December 2020. — Reuters