Dan Patrick on OMF: NBA has done best job handling return from coronavirus

Ryan Hannable
May 29, 2020 - 10:05 am

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the entire world, which includes the sports world by shutting down all leagues.

When it comes to restarting plans, the leagues have taken different approaches. 

Some have kept their plans under wraps, while others, like MLB, have had leaks left and right.

Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Thursday, Dan Patrick explained why he feels the NBA has done the best job.

"The NBA did a smart thing," he said. "I think they stopped talking and leaking stuff. I remember saying it on the air. I think Adam Silver would be best serving his constituents by not saying anything. Remember it was May 1 they were coming back. Then, it was May 8 and I said no arbitrary dates here. Just go back, huddle up, don’t tell everybody everything and then come out with a plan. And you’re going to find out (Friday) what that plan is. The NBA has done that.

“That is the problem with baseball. When is the last time you didn’t know something about what was being leaked or said? Hey, we picked up an email from Scott Boras, like are you kidding me? Then you got, ‘We got this. And here’s an email here. This was leaked to USA Today.’ That is the problem. It’s really fractured there. The NBA has done a pretty good job of hunkering down there and trying to come up with a plan and they will unveil it probably tomorrow or Monday. And we will get a better sense with that. They have done a good job.”

As of now, it appears the NBA's plan is to come back and have all games played at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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