Commissioner Adam Silver: NBA "might move" to top 16 teams getting playoff spots

Saturday April 12th, 2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he would take action if teams decided to lose on purpose. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) NBA commissioner Adam Silver took over as league commissioner shortly before the All-Star break.. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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.

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