NBA lockout won't affect D-League
There will be NBA-sanctioned basketball next November even if the league is locked in a labor shutdown.
Deputy commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN.com that an NBA work stoppage next fall would not prevent the league from keeping its 16-team minor league, known as the D-League, operational.
"We intend to operate the NBA Development League next season independent of the status of NBA collective bargaining," Silver said.
The D-League opens its 10th season Thursday, when ...
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