Gottfried proposes radical change to draft process
July, 10, 2008
AKRON, Ohio -- Coaches from a number of high-profile conferences are wondering how they can shorten the time period from when a player declares for the NBA draft (in late April) to when he must decide if he wants to return to school (mid-June). The problem is the NBA controls the timetable. The NBA has done a good job of shortening the workout window in early June (after the pre-draft camp) to the deadline to withdraw, making it about 10 days. That eliminated players bolting early from school in May to go through workouts and will help the NCAA schools with their APR numbers as long as the underclassmen finish the semester in good academic standing.
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