NBA to Consider Getting Rid of Divisions

by December 10, 2013
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According to Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, the L will consider abolishing divisions in the Eastern and Western Conferences. Per the AP: “Silver said during an interview Monday on the SiriusXM NBA Radio channel that he has discussed ‘whether divisions have outlived their usefulness’ and that he believes the competition committee ‘will be taking a fresh look at” the role of divisions when it next meets. The NBA has six divisions, three in each conference, and the winners are guaranteed no worse than a No. 4 seed in the playoffs. The Boston Celtics would currently be No. 4 as the Atlantic winner, even with a 10-12 record that is only sixth-best in the Eastern Conference and would be 13th, out of the playoffs entirely, in the stronger West.”