(Los Angeles) North American Basketball League (NBA) boss Adam Silver gives himself two to four weeks to assess the situation of the coronavirus pandemic before deciding to return to competition, reports specialized American media on Wednesday.
According to The Athletic and ESPN, the NBA wants more time to study the evolution of the number of serious cases in the country and see how other sports organizations manage the tests of COVID-19.
Silver and the club owners spoke on the calendar during a conference call, the first sign, according to these media, of a return to competition after the arrest imposed by the coronavirus on March 11.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke with the owners, citing various recovery scenarios.
The exact format that will be used during the resumption of the season has not yet been decided. Media reports suggest that the 30 franchises may be playing to end the regular season or that the playoffs may be extended to other teams beyond the usual 16 spots.
The NBA has been studying for weeks the possibility of closing the 2019-20 season, behind closed doors, by grouping all the teams in the same confined area, which could be Las Vegas and / or Disney World in Orlando.
"Safety will obviously be paramount!" The NBA will wait a month to make a decision after getting more tests and data on the severity of the virus. There will be no safer place than the NBA to choose to play the games, said Los Angeles Lakers winger Jared Dudley.