Adam Silver announces 2017-18 NBA season will begin on October 17

April 26, 2014 - Memphis, TN, USA - NBA commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media as the Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Game 4 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took the podium on Wednesday afternoon while making several announcements in the process. While it was previously revealed that the NBA would be making some changes to the game come next season, Silver has since announced that the 2017-18 regular season will begin on October 17 this year.

As a result, the NBA’s upcoming campaign will kickoff approximately 10 days earlier than usual.

However, Silver added a few more tidbits as well.

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