Early Saturday morning NBA commissioner David Stern stated that if a “tentative agreement” is reached a 66-game season could begin as early as Christmas day on December 25. “All I feel right now is `Finally,”‘ Miami Heat’s Duane Wade told The Associated Press. If the shortened NBA season does start on Christmas, NBA.com posted a schedule of what the season’s dates would like like, although no actual games were announced as of yet. However, regardless of whether or not a deal is approved by both sides, NBA.com did say training camps would open on Dec. 9. Check out the schedule below and “tentatively” set your calendars.
2011-12 NBA Schedule Breakdown
Regular Season Start Date: December 25, 2011
Regular Season End Date: April 26, 2012
Playoffs Start Date: April 28, 2012
Last Possible Finals Date: June 26, 2012