The 2020-2021 season CBA league conference was held in Beijing yesterday. The new season will start on October 17, and the first stage will be determined to adopt the competition system. Yao Ming, chairman of the CBA League, said that the slogan of this season is "Let's live up to what I love." The 26th CBA season is about to start. Fortunately, he also feels heavy responsibility.
According to Zhang Xiong, the new CEO of the CBA League, the new regular season will be increased to 56 rounds, which will last for 6 and a half months. It is planned to end in May 2021, with the longest rounds and time span in history. The regular season is divided into 2 groups according to the serpentine rankings of last season, the teams in the same group have 4 cycles, and the teams outside the group have double cycles. Whether the Bayi team will participate is still to be determined.
In view of the normalization of epidemic prevention and control and FIBA's plan to hold the "window period" for International Game Day in November this year and February next year, the regular season is planned to be divided into 4 stages. Among them, the first stage ends on November 14, and the tournament system is determined to be played in Zhuji, Zhejiang.
Yao Ming said that the follow-up schedule will be based on the improvement of the epidemic prevention and control situation or the home and away system will be restored in due course. He also emphasized that prevention and control must be done with a more rigorous and realistic attitude to ensure the safe and smooth holding of the league. "At the same time, we must comprehensively promote the improvement and upgrade of all aspects of last season."
The participating teams began to arrive in Zhuji this week. Beijing Shougang Men's Basketball and Beijing Enterprises Men's Basketball both set off yesterday. It is understood that Shougang’s foreign aid Justin Hamilton will lift the quarantine next week and is expected to rush to the competition area to join the team as soon as possible; the new coach Simon Payagani has arrived in China and is expected to go through various procedures after the quarantine at the end of this month. Meet with the whole team. Beijing Enterprises' double foreign aids Joseph Young and Salah Mejri arrived in China this week.