George Karl has an interesting idea.
The Denver Nuggets coach thinks the NBA would be better off it begins its regular season in early December and truncates its schedule from 82 games to 62 games.
"I'm sure Commissioner Stern won't like this, but I think the product would be better if we shortened the season. When we start playing in late October, the people are thinking football. If you could just get us less fatigue [in a shorter season], I think you'd have a better product. When they started on Christmas Day, I thought, 'This is not a bad idea. This should be the start of NBA basketball ... Maybe start Dec. 1 and play 62 games, whatever number they'd come to."
Of course, the NBA never would willingly shorten its regular season without a labor dispute necessitating a change, as last year's lockout did.
This year, the NBA will open its regular season on Oct. 30.
But what do you think? Is Karl right? Would the product be better if the season started later? Vote below.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times