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Coronavirus: NBA targets mid-October finish to virus-hit campaign

(REUTERS) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) has targeted Oct 12 as the last possible date to complete the 2019-20 season, which has been on hold since mid-March because of the Covid-19 pandemic, ESPN reported on Tuesday (June 2).

The report, which was based on unnamed sources, said a timeline shared with teams showed Oct 12 as the latest the best-of-seven NBA Finals could finish and a proposal would go to a vote of the league's board of governors on Thursday.

The NBA Finals typically conclude around mid-June.

Both the NBA and players' association were still discussing details on a return-to-play format, the report said.

The NBA was the first North American sports league to suspend its season due to the Covid-19 pandemic after one of its players tested positive for the coronavirus in mid-March.

Last month, the NBA said it was in talks with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the season at Disney World in Florida in late July.Read More – Source