Commissioner Adam Silver says his restart plan is the best option amid coronavirus spike.
The current coronavirus pandemic situation is set to be part of American life indefinitely and NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced the league’s plan to return to play next month in a closed campus environment in Florida was the best option available to the league.
“COVID-19 will be with us for the future,” Silver reminded on a conference call Friday afternoon with several league officials. We are left with no choice but we have to learn how to live with this virus, although no options are “risk-free right now.”
When asked about the two significant obstacles that the league will face — the rapid rise of coronavirus cases in Florida and the possibility of an infection getting into the bubble environment itself, Adam Silver said that we can’t outrun the virus and that this is what we are going to be living with for the foreseeable future and this is the reason they designed the campus “the way they did,” Silver added “it is a closed network, however, it is not impermeable and we are in essence protected from cases around us”, and for those reasons, “we are still very comfortable being in Orlando.”
The union and the league officially announced their agreement to proceed with the restart plan earlier Friday.
According to ABCNewsGo.