But every day it is obvious it will have to take as long as it has to take,” admitted National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Director Michelle Roberts last week in a video appearance at Sports Business Daily’s CAA World Congress of Sports, a four-part virtual conference.
A new ESPN poll last week found 65% of fans would watch sports without fans as opposed to 35% who want fans at sporting events.
“We are all facing scenarios where there will be no fans [in attendance],” Commissioner Cathy Engelbert told the CAA World Congress last week.
They are the ones that have the right to have as much information as possible, to have the best mitigation efforts put in place,” Roberts said
WNBA Commish Cathy Engelbert said that it is important to build upon her league’s April draft.
She suggested hoop doubleheaders “either before or after an NBA game, or live look-ins of a WNBA game [during] an NBA [televised] game.”