Monday on SiriusXM NBA Radio, the league’s Deputy Commissioner, Adam Silver, brought up the possibility of the NBA eliminating its divisions in the future.
As David [Stern] said, the league is in such great shape. I mean, Steve and I were talking basketball the other night out in Brooklyn and [he] raised the same question with me about whether divisions have outlived their usefulness. One thing I have learned from David over all those years…one thing he taught me and all of my colleagues in the NBA is every day we should wake up and take a fresh look at everything we do. And I think divisions fall into that category. Obviously historically, based on geography in terms of weighted schedule and convenience of travel, the goal was to enhance rivalries and I’m not sure if that’s still what’s happening and so that’s something I’m sure that the competition committee, when it next meets, will be taking a fresh look at.
Silver made the comments during an interview on Long Range with Steve Kerr and Ian Eagle. Long Range airs Mondays at 3 pm ET on SiriusXM NBA Radio, channel 217.