NBA In- Season Tournament set for 2023-24 season

NBA In-Season Tournament

NBA In- Season Tournament set for 2023-24 season

The Inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament begins on Nov. 3. The winners of each conference are set to play for the championship in Las Vegas on Dec. 9. 

In the reveal of the In-Season Tournament live from Las Vegas, Commissioner Adam Silver revealed this tournament has been discussed around the league office for about 15 years. Silver discussed with teams what a suitable format for this tournament would be. 

All 30 teams will participate in the tournament with a chance to win the In-Season championship. 

Every team will split up into six groups of five teams. Groups are picked based on last season’s regular season record, so the group will change each year. 

From Nov. 3-28, tournaments will occur every Tuesday and Friday except on Election Day (Nov.7). 

Each team plays the four teams in its cohort once. Each team will have two home games and two away games. 

In-Season Tournament Group Draw Results (Photo Courtesy of the National Basketball Association)

All tournament games will count towards their regular season record except the championship. 

Knockout rounds start in the quarterfinal games, which will take place Dec. 4-5 at the home city of the team with the best record. 

After the quarterfinal, the semi-finals will take place in Las Vegas. Silver touched on why he chose Vegas to host the semi-finals and finals.

“We chose Las Vegas to host the semi-finals and final game because this city knows how to host big events, “ Silver said.

The championship will then take place where the winner takes home the new NBA Cup and $500,000 each. 

Players on the losing team of the championship game will not go empty-handed as they will take home $200,000 each. 

After the game’s closing, there will be a ceremony similar to the NBA finals, as the NBA will name a Most Valuable Player of the In-Season Tournament. They will also name an All-Tournament team based on the players’ performance in group play and knockout rounds.

Featured Image By: The National Basketball Association

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