Adam Silver: NBA exploring weekday morning games to appease overseas TV
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:
In trying to get games on TV at a better times overseas, Adam Silver said NBA will explore idea of experimenting with weekday morning games.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) January 15, 2016
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.