Last years lockout season was very unfortunate in many ways, but maybe the league can benefit from a few things learned by the shortened season. Would the NBA benefit from shorter NBA season that does not begin until December? Nuggets Head Coach George Karl believes so.
“I’m sure Commissioner (David) Stern won’t like this, but I think the product would be better if we shortened the season. When we start playing in late October, the people are thinking football. If you could just get us less fatigue [in a shorter season], I think you’d have a better product. When they started on Christmas Day, I thought, ‘This is not a bad idea. This should be the start of NBA basketball … Maybe start Dec. 1 and play 62 games, whatever number they’d come to.”