2015: Grant expansion franchises to Seattle and Saint Louis. Realign into 8 divisions of 4 teams each.
2018: Grant expansion franchises to Pittsburgh and Kansas City.
2021: Grant expansion franchises to Cincinnati and San Diego.
2024: Grant expansion franchises to Las Vegas and Mexico City.
2027: Grant expansion franchises to Tampa Bay and Norfolk/Richmond. All 8 divisions will now have 5 teams each.
2030: Grant expansion franchises to San Jose and Baltimore.
2033: Grant expansion franchises to Columbus and Louisville.
2036: Grant expansion franchises to Hartford and Birmingham.
2039: Grant expansion franchises to New Jersey and Buffalo/Rochester. All 8 divisions will now have 6 teams each.
Atlantic Division: Baltimore, Brooklyn, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia and Washington.
Northeast Division: Boston, Buffalo, Hartford, New Jersey, Pittsburgh and Toronto.
Southeast Division: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando and Tampa Bay.
Metro Division: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indiana and Louisville.
Central Division: Chicago, Kansas City, Memphis, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and Saint Louis.
Southwest Division: Dallas, Houston, Mexico City, New Orleans, Phoenix and San Antonio.
Northwest Division: Denver, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Portland, Seattle and Utah.
Regular season reduced to 80 games. Each team plays 2 home games + 2 road games vs. division opponents = 20 games + 1 home game + 1 road game vs. other 18 conference opponents = 36 games + 1 single game vs. 24 teams from other conference = 24 games.
Post-season expanded to include 24 teams, including 8 division winners, who are seeded 1 thru 8 while receiving 1st round byes. The 16 wild cards play best 2 out of 3 first round series', with the conference quarterfinals, conference semifinals and conference finals all reduced to best 3 out of 5. Only the NBA finals remain best 4 out of 7.