Adam Silver Says NBA Will Consider Ways to Shorten Games

January 14th, 2017 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Adam Silver has been proactive in his attempts to enhance the quality of the NBA's product during his time as commissioner, and he indicated on Thursday that the competition committee will examine ways to speed up games when the offseason rolls around. 

Speaking to reporters in London prior to the Denver Nuggets' 140-112 throttling of the Indiana Pacers, Silver explained why the league wants to take a "fresh look" at how long it takes for a game to be completed, according to USA Today's AJ Neuharth-Keusch: 

It’s something that I know all of sports are looking at right now, and that is the format of the game and the length of time it takes to play the game. Obviously people, particularly millennials, have increasingly short attention spans, so it’s something as a business we need to pay attention to. ... When the last few minutes of the game take an extraordinary amount of time, sometimes it’s incredibly interesting for fans, other times it’s not.

While it doesn't appear as though the NBA has plans to tinker with the 48-minute structure of games, Silver explained the league ...

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