Adam Silver Explains What Needs to Happen to Change to 1-16 Playoff Format (Video)

Adam Silver spoke about the possibility of a modified playoff seeding system that could see the league’s best two teams play each other in the Finals without changing the number of teams from each conference that make the postseason per Brian Windhorst.

The NBA commissioner explains that his concept would keep the best eight teams from each conference in the playoffs, but would seed those teams 1-16. In other words, if the top two teams were from the same conference, it would set up a potential Finals meeting.

“You also would like to have a format where your two best teams are ultimately going to meet in the Finals,” Silver said. “You could have a situation where the top two teams in the league are meeting in the conference finals or somewhere else. So we’re going to continue to look at that. It’s still my hope that we’re going to figure out ways.”

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