Steve Kerr, Nick Nurse, unsure about the plans of the Tokyo Olympics
An important question to consider in the future will be whether the 2020-2021 NBA season overlaps with the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.
Preventing this overlap will be a priority for the NBA as multiple players and some coaches will play in teams participating in the Tokyo Olympics or Olympic qualifiers.
One of these trainers is Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors, who is supposed to act as an assistant in Gregg Popovich’s USA team.
Kerr remains in the dark as he has no idea how the schedule will turn out.
“Believe it or not, I haven’t had a single conversation with Pop about it,” Kerr said about Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press. “And the reason is that we don’t know. We have been talking to each other almost every day for the past few weeks and before that we have spoken once every few weeks. So we haven’t even had a conversation because there is nothing to report. “
The USA is one of eight qualified teams for the 12-man tournament at the Olympic Games.
FIBA pushed the data back of the four qualifying tournaments by June 29, 2021 to July 4, 2021.
Nick Nurse, coach of Toronto Raptors, is training Canada to take part in a qualifying tournament, and he also hopes for the Olympics.
Like Kerr, Sister wonders what will happen next year.
“It’s complicated, that’s my best thought,” said the nurse. “I just don’t know enough to tell you what next season will be like. I don’t know. When does it start? I think they’re talking about pushing it back, but I don’t know if they’re playing games closer together I don’t think everyone’s happy that they’re going to keep spreading them and reducing their backs to backs and all those things. ”
“But if they do, the Olympics will likely come or close, right? Lots of things I don’t have a crystal ball on,” added the nurse.
The NBA has discussed a possible one shortened season 2020-2021.
A possible schedule similar to this season could lead to the NBA final being played around July 31, 2021 next year if the Olympic Games are scheduled to start on July 23, 2021.
“We’re just waiting to hear the news,” said Kerr. “If the news is good and we can participate, we are ready to roll. If not, we will deal with it later.”
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