The NBA enters exploratory talks with the Walt Disney Company about restarting its season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, in late July, NBA spokesperson said. Mike Bass on Saturday.
“The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Player Association, is engaged in talks with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a single site for an The NBA campus for games, skills and housing, “Bass said. “Our priority is to continue to be the health and safety of everyone involved, and we work with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate protocols and protections are in place. place. “
The NBA suspended its season indefinitely on March 11, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
It remains unclear whether the NBA will play the rest of the regular season or continue straight into the playoffs. But the 220-acre ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, with three arenas and ample hotel accommodation, will allow the league to restart gaming while limiting outdoor exposures.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday that the NBA has a board of governors call set for next Friday, which is expected to provide more details for teams on a timetable and plans to continue the season. Teams expect the league to instruct them to start remembering players in their team’s markets by June 1.
The NBA is talking about a step-by-step plan for the resumption of the 2019-2020 season that includes a preview of two-week players in team markets for a quarantine season, one to one. two weeks of individual workouts at team facilities and a two-to-three-week formal training camp, Wojnarowski reported. Prohibiting an unexpected turn of events, many NBA owners, executives and NBPA leaders believe commissioner Adam Silver will explain the return to play in June – with games expected which will resume sometime before the end of July, sources said.