NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has notably been way out in front of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the planet in terms of those that currently lead major North American professional sports organizations. The NBA was infamously the first professional sports league in the United States to put itself on indefinite hiatus after several Utah Jazz players contracted the wide-spreading virus a few months ago.
As the league tries to potentially ramp back up en route to concluding its 2019-20 campaign in some fashion, Silver has continued to be vocal about being both cautious and safe moving forward. Even so, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, there is now a positive feeling about the possibility of the NBA returning this season after Silver's recent meeting with the league's Board of Governors.
“Attendees left Board of Governors call [with] Adam Silver today feeling positive about momentum toward an NBA return to play this season,” writes Wojnarowski. “Discussion included how league/players will need to get comfortable [with] some positive tests for virus not shutting down a resumption.”
It remains to be seen as to how exactly the NBA pulls this off, though. Would the league make its franchises play in only one or two locations? Will the NBA head straight for the playoffs and nix the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season altogether? Will the league just pick up exactly where it left off? When will next season start if the NBA does choose to resume in the near future? All of these questions should be answered in the coming weeks and months while fans of the ever-popular professional basketball league now wait eagerly for an eventual decision.