NBA, NBPA finalize restart plan; The regular season schedule for eight games was announced on Friday evening
The NBA and NBPA have officially announced that they have completed their plan to return the season to Walt Disney World in Orlando.
The venues The remaining games that begin on July 30 include the arena, field house and Visa Athletic Center at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The schedule for the eight “seeding games” for the 22 teams participating in the restart will be announced on Friday evening.
The NBA and NBPA also agreed on health and safety protocols that regulate the resumption of the season.
According to the press release, the goal of restarting the season will be to find concrete and sustainable ways to address racial inequality across the country.
“We worked with the Players Association to create a restart plan that prioritizes health and safety, preserves fairness, and provides a platform to address social justice issues.” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver. “We are grateful to our longtime employee Disney for his role as host and for making this return possible. We also thank the public health officials and infectious disease specialists who have contributed to the creation of comprehensive medical protocols and safeguards.”
“It is very exciting to officially announce the restart of the 2019-2020 season.” said NBPA executive director Michele Roberts. “It has required real cooperation between the league and the Union. In addition, our Orlando platform provides a unique opportunity to expand the ongoing fight against systemic racism and police brutality in that country. We will continue to work with our players and the league to develop specific Orlando plans and long-term initiatives to bring about real change on these issues. “
Here’s a look at the details of the return-to-play format set by the NBA in a Twitter thread:
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