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Adam Silver: NBA exploring weekday morning games to appease overseas TV

Adam Silver

FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gestures during a press conference before the NBA draft lottery in New York. Thanks to a $24 billion television deal that kicks in before the 2016-17 season, already skyrocketing salaries will soon reach a new stratosphere. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)


NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA is no longer looking at putting a franchise in Europe.

But that doesn’t mean the NBA will ignore foreign markets.

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today:

That’s certainly interesting. The NBA just better be careful not to solve one problem by creating another.

Overseas fans might enjoy watching games played on weekday mornings locally. But what about American fans? How many of them won’t attend or watch on television?

Perhaps, some cities would support weekday morning games better than others. It could be a chance for people who work nights and weekends to attend games. Teams could also give/sell tickets to schools for fieldtrips.

There’s potential here. I’m just not sure it’s enough for this idea to come to fruition.