Last Friday, the NBA proposed some changes for future seasons, starting on a trial basis in the 2021-22 season. They include:
- A 78 game regular season, down from the current 82.
- A midseason tournament from November to December where the winning team shares a $15 million prize and the winning coaching staff shares $1.5 million
- A play-in tournament for the NBA playoffs where the sixth through 10th seeded teams in each conference play for the last two seeds in the NBA playoffs
- A re-seeding of the NBA playoffs at the semifinals level.
The NBA has performed research on the possibility of these changes for some time. A majority of fans are for a shorter season and a midseason tournament of some type. It’s certainly a testament to Commissioner Adam Silver’s willingness to experiment changing the status quo.
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