Friday, May 11, 2012

David Stern discusses shorter seasons

For most NBA fans, the shortened season was more frustrating than anything else. After all, the lock out, each team played only 66 games - a large step down from the usual 82. But David Stern, the commissioner of the NBA, said yesterday that team owners will be discussing the possibility of continuing with a short season.

The main benefit is, of course, that it will put less stress on the players bodies. It would, in theory, make the games more "special," so tickets would sell better and more people would watch on television, similar to the NFL schedule.

Stern has said, of course, that an 82 game season will be difficult to change - the television deals, the facilities and the pay scale is all based on 82 games a season. But that won't stop the conversation from beginning later this year.

How would you feel about a shorter season?

Minnesota Timberwolves fans cheer for the Wolves against the Detroit Pistons. But will there be less chances to cheer in the coming seasons? (Photo from Creative Commons)

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