NBA basketball will be returning in 5 weeks! Board of Governors approves return-to-play

After a 4 month break the Celtics will continue their quest for Banner 18 in July

The NBA will be ending their hiatus and reboot the 2019-2020 season starting on July 9th. Teams will have a three week training camp, followed by a condensed eight game conclusion to the regular season starting on July 31st.

"The Board's approval of the restart format is a necessary step toward resuming the NBA season," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "While the COVID-19 pandemic presents formidable challenges, we are hopeful of finishing the season in a safe and responsible manner based on strict protocols now being finalized with public health officials and medical experts. We also recognize that as we prepare to resume play, our society is reeling from recent tragedies of racial violence and injustice, and we will continue to work closely with our teams and players to use our collective resources and influence to address these issues in very real and concrete ways."

When training camps re-open on July 9th it will be just short of four months since the league suspended its season. This will definitely go down as an unique NBA playoffs.

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