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NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest

NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest
Posted at 4:12 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 17:12:33-04

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has pushed back the possible reopening date of some team practice facilities for at least a week until May 8 at the earliest, saying Monday the extra time was needed in part to make sure player training options would be safe and controlled in an effort to try to mitigate the threats caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

And when those facilities reopen, the rules will be strict.

The May 8 date is far from firm, the NBA said, warning teams that it “may push this timing back if developments warrant.” The league planned on giving teams the option of reopening facilities as early as Friday, though ultimately decided more time was needed across the league for many reasons.