The NBA’s league office informed the Board of Governors today that the 2020-21 season won’t begin earlier than Christmas Day, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
NBA’s league office informed Board of Governors today that the 2020-21 season won’t begin earlier than Christmas Day, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Nov. 18 Draft date, 20-21 start date remain fluid.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 10, 2020
The league had originally aimed at a start date on Dec. 1 after the current coronavirus pandemic delayed the resumption of the 2019-20 season. In recent weeks, NBA commissioner Adam Silver expressed doubts about the Dec. 1 start date.
The NBA is currently completing the second round of the 2020 playoffs.