By Dorothy J. Gentry
On the same day the Dallas Mavericks learned it would have the opportunity to complete its 2019-20 season, its sister team down the road received the opposite news.
NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced on June 4th that the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA G League season, which was suspended March 12, has been officially canceled. The NBA G-League’s regular season was scheduled to conclude on March 28.
The Texas Legends are the Mavs’ G-League affiliate. The team plays its season in Frisco at the Comerica Center.
“While canceling the remainder of our season weighs heavily on us, we recognize that it is the most appropriate action to take for our league,” said Abdur-Rahim in a prepared statement.
“I extend my sincere gratitude to NBA G League players and coaches for giving their all to their teams and fans this season. And to our fans, I thank you and look forward to resuming play for the 2020-21 season.”
In the coming weeks, the NBA G League will announce end-of-season award winners, including the Most Valuable Player, Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year.