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Adam Silver: NBA prefers 82 games

Updated: April 19, 2012, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The shorter NBA season is on the way out.

Though the league says ratings are up and attendance will be about the same as last season, deputy commissioner Adam Silver sees no future for a 66-game schedule.

"If you cut the season shorter, we cut our revenues significantly as well. Players would make less, so no, and I think it's not optimal to play a condensed season in this fashion," he said Thursday.

"I think both we and the players' union recognized that going ...

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