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Board of Governors Approve Season Restart Plan; Portland Sole Vote Against

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The Board of Governors voted 29-1 in favor of a 22-team restart plan. Portland was the only team to vote against the proposal.

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Weeks of deliberation and proposals of various ways to restart the 2019-20 season led to the NBA’s Board of Governors approving a 22-team return-to-play plan on Thursday. The board voted 29-1 in favor of the proposal, however the Portland Trail Blazers were the only franchise to vote against the plan, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Details about the NBA’s restart plan emerged on Wednesday, which includes regular season games and a possible play-in tournament to determine the eighth seed in each conference.

Thursday’s meeting also provided a timeline for the resumed 2019-20 season, offseason activities, and looming 2020-21 campaign:

We’ll update this article as the finalized details emerge from the Board of Governors’ meeting.