NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Won’t Have Real Answer About Resuming Season Until May 1
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke to the media on Monday and said that he won’t have a real answer about resuming the season until May 1.
The NBA has been on hiatus since March 12 when the first positive test for coronavirus or COVID-19 came from one of their players which is Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
“We just want to assure everybody that while we are putting the health and safety of everyone first,” Silver said. “We are looking at every possibility to get our players back on the floor to play NBA basketball again.”
Silver told TNT’s “Inside The NBA” host Ernie Johnson that he doesn’t have much more information today than he did three weeks ago.
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