Commissioner Adam Silver has lastly formally introduced the long-anticipated in-season match for the NBA. He revealed the total plans throughout NBA2K24 Summer League on Saturday afternoon. The plan change will introduce an “NBA Cup” that may mirror related European sports activities.
“This is a concept that has been rumbling around the league office for around 15 years,” Silver stated on an episode of NBA Today from “NBA Con” as famous by ESPN. “We thought what a perfect opportunity for a global league like the NBA, and it’s a perfect fit for our game. New traditions take time. But, all throughout sports, we are seeing new innovations, and now is the time for this NBA in-season tournament.”
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The NBA’s govt vp of basketball technique and analytics, Evan Wasch, additionally performed a key position in facilitating the creation of the in-season match. He additionally mentioned the impression the match can have on the schedule.
“The commitment we made to teams is that we would do everything in our power to avoid the group play games being the second night of back-to-backs, it will likely be impossible to avoid some of them being the first night of back-to-backs,” Wasch stated. “It is probably infeasible for us to deliver a schedule where they’re not the first or second night of [any] back-to-backs. So the commitment we hope to achieve at this point is to avoid second nights of back-to-backs.”