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Why NBA should permanently shift start of season to Christmas Day (CE)

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With no definitive word on when, or if, the NBA season will resume and the possibility of the playoffs starting in June and the Finals ending in August, the 2020-21 season could be immensely disrupted. So maybe it’s time for the Association to consider a truly radical revamping of its calendar.

Let’s start next season on Christmas Day, begin the playoffs in June and move the Finals, draft and free agency to August. Then make this radical change permanent. 

Click here to read the story at yardbarker.com.

Questions for Class Discussion:

  1. Why do you think rescheduling and postponing is such a challenge (logistically) for pro sports teams like the NBA?
  2. Why do you think rescheduling and postponing is such a challenge (financially) for pro sports teams like the NBA?
  3. The author of this story is suggesting the NBA begin its season on Christmas Day. Why?
  4. From a business perspective, would you agree with the suggestion? Why or why not?
  5. Do you think the NBA can find a way to supplement the lost revenue from missed games? Why or why not? Explain your answer in the space below.
Chris Lindauer
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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