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Adam Silver wants to bring more NBA to Las Vegas


NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league is considering an in-season, neutral-site tournament.

“Very early days in the discussion of that, but we’re looking at other opportunities in the league to create excitement,” Silver said Wednesday at a Board of Governors meeting press conference in Las Vegas.

“As one of our general managers said at the meeting, there’s very few things that you can win in the NBA. I mean, when you think about European soccer, for example, they have the FA Cup and they have other tournaments throughout the season, so I could imagine if we were to look at some sort of midseason tournament I would imagine doing something in Vegas. This would be a terrific neutral site location.”

The tournament would require approval of the NBA players association, which means it likely cannot be introduced until a new collective bargaining agreement is established. Players participating deep into the playoffs already are logging more than 100 games in a season.

If the tournament at a to-be-determined site trims the regular season, owners might scoff at the idea of giving up revenue.

 

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