NBA Board of Governors Votes to Restart Season; Games to be Played on Disney Property

A source has to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that, during today’s conference call with the board of governors for the National Basketball Association, the vote was passed to restart the 2019-2020 NBA season. The abbreviated season will take place on Walt Disney World property, with the games being played at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

According to sources, “The plan includes 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams, eight regular-season games, a possible play-in tournament for the eighth seed, and playoffs.”

The season, according to reports, would resume around July 31st, with twenty-two teams being invited to participate in the season’s resumption.

According to the proposed plan, players and coaches will be required to maintain social distancing, and players will be subject to daily testing for COVID-19. If a player tests positive for the coronavirus, he will be quarantined and treated as an individual. Teams are expected to begin arriving in Orlando to prepare for games in early July.

The NBA season was suspended on March 11th, after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19.

Sources: ESPN | NBA