Adam Silver Rumors
The NBA and Twitch expanded their partnership Wednesday, announcing a multiyear agreement for Twitch to live stream all of the fledgling 2K League’s games. The news had been expected for some time, as Twitch broadcast the 2K League’s inaugural draft at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, and a partnership between the two is a natural fit given Twitch’s prominent position in the video gaming community.
Ian Begley: Adam Silver says there was no discussion at Board of Governors meeting about possibility of seeding playoff teams 1-16: “We’re satisfied with where we are only because when we look at alternatives it seems that the travel becomes overwhelming.” NBA will continue to look at issue.
Jared Weiss: Adam Silver emphasizes that him dictating minutes requirements to teams is “the last thing I want to do.” Says incentive system unaligned under current format and anticipates further work to be done even after new, flatter lottery takes effect next year.
Jared Weiss: Commissioner Silver says the investigation into the Dallas Mavericks’ sexual harassment scandal is expected to conclude by late June to early July. Every Mavs employee is being interviewed.