League awaits for re-start date

The NBA has not yet announced when or how its season will resume, but the league is not expecting any decision to be made until May, which is usually the heat of league's playoffs.

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April 7, 2020 - 10:17 AM

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during a news conference at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/TNS)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May.

Silver spoke on the NBA’s Twitter account as part of the league’s new NBATogether initiative, in a conversation hosted by Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson. Silver touched on many topics, including how the league is looking at numerous scenarios for a return, but in every case the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic makes it impossible right now to move too far forward.

“Essentially, what I’ve told my folks over the last week is that we just should just accept that, at least for the month of April, we won’t be in a position to make any decisions,” Silver said. “And I don’t think that necessarily means on May 1 we will be.”

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