May 23, 2020 - Sports

NBA in early talks to restart season in July

The NBA logo displayed on a shop window
The 5th Avenue NBA store on March 12 in New York City. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Getty Images

The NBA is in early discussions to restart its season in late July at Disney's ESPN sports complex in Florida, the league announced Saturday.

Driving the news: The NBA suspended all games in mid-March after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus, and has since cut players' paychecks.

Details: The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex would act as an NBA campus for practices, games and housing under the planned reopening, NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass said in a statement.

What they're saying: "Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place," Bass said.

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