Adam Silver keeps proving why he may arguably the best commissioner in American sports at the moment. Not only did he hosted a safe environment at the NBA campus in Orlando for the season restart, but he also managed to finish the season without single positive COVID-19 cases from players and staff.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that in recognition of efforts during a historic season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver informed league employees in “Thank You” letter that they are all receiving a $1,000 bonus and four Fridays off beginning Oct. 30 as well as Thanksgiving week.
Respect to The Commish 🙌— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 13, 2020
-Silver is giving employees $1K bonuses and extra time off in recognition of their efforts this season
-Played 172 games over three months with zero positive COVID-19 tests pic.twitter.com/eaM6h7kqkl
Silver is already looking ahead for next year. Per Noah Coslov, the NBA commissioner pointed out that the league’s goal is to have fans back in home arenas for the 2020-21 NBA season. However, Silver noted that the first priority is the health and safety of the general public.
A note from Adam Silver pic.twitter.com/YM3EbKcbwT— Noah Coslov (@NoahCoslov) October 12, 2020
The NBA has yet to set dates for the beginning of free agency, schedule of the training camps, and the opening night of the 2020-21 NBA season.
Other sports leagues such as football and baseball are following roughly 25% of arena capacity to meet physical distancing recommendations.