Commissioner Adam Silver: NBA "might move" to top 16 teams getting playoff spots
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the NBA "might move" to a playoff format that awarded spots to the teams with the 16 best records, regardless of conference, according to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News.
The commissioner made the comments while visiting with the San Antonio broadcasting booth while at Friday night's Phoenix Suns- San Antonio Spurs game.
The change in format has received a lot of talk this season as competition for the West's eight playoff spots has garnered much stronger competition, while at least one sub-.500 team will get a postseason bid in the Eastern conference.
News: Commish Adam Silver just told #Spurs broadcasters NBA "might move" on playoff format to go to top 16 teams, sted of 8 per conference — Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) April 12, 2014