Inside this week’s ‘campus orientation meetings’ for NBA players – The Athletic

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The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have spent this week holding mandatory virtual meetings with the 22 teams set to resume the 2019-20 season in Orlando this month. Both parties have referred to the sessions as a “Campus Orientation Meeting,” allowing the league and the players union to go over their health and safety protocols, the Disney World campus experience, game operations and overall decorum.

As coronavirus cases rise in different regions across the United States, commissioner Adam Silver has made clear that the league is monitoring the numbers as it prepares to head for Orlando. Silver has described to league executives on conference calls recently that his goal is for the Disney World campus to be the safest place in the U.S.

“We have confidence in the plan that we’ve built,” NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum told players and teams on a call this week, according to sources. “It was designed for…

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