NBA commish Adam Silver addresses age minimum, jersey advertising


Change is coming to the NBA under new commissioner Adam Silver.

On Thursday, Silve

r once again reiterated his desire to see the league's age minimum bumped to 20 years old.

"I've been a proponent of raising the age from 19 to 20 because I think it would make for a better league," Silver said Thursday, according to USA Today. "I believe and continue to believe it will be in the best interest of the league. I think that the extra year in college will be a benefit for these young men to grow and develop as people and basketball players."

Silver also said that the Division I basketball isn't going away, but the D-League could play a role for players who don't think college is the right choice.

On the highly debated topic of jersey sponsorship ... well, just get ready. Here's what Silver had to say: "It's inevitable that there will be some sort of branding on our jerseys. We're a global league and we have a unique opportunity to help extend the coverage that our business partners can receive."

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