NBA, union extend CBA opt-out deadline, sides reportedly split on season start
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The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Friday an agreement to push back the notification deadline to Nov. 6 to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement.

The deadline had initially been Friday, but talks are reportedly ongoing between the two sides regarding a 2020-21 season plan.

It was reported this week the NBA would like to start a new 72-game season in December to recoup the TV money from its traditional Christmas Day schedule. Several players reportedly would prefer beginning the new campaign in January.

The idea of playing a schedule with less than 72 games in a potential January start hasn't been raised, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who also reports there is "still a gulf" between the sides on a start date.

The NBA fears that delaying the start of the season until January could cost the league between $500 million and $1 billion in revenue losses next season and beyond, sources told Wojnarowski.

Starting the 2020-21 season in December would result in an offseason of just over two months and a hectic free agency period, which wouldn't likely commence until after the Nov. 18 draft.

If either side provides notice by Nov. 6, the existing CBA will terminate by Dec. 14.

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