Its commissioner Adam Silver says Teams will play four group games in
November to decide who goes through to the quarter-finals.
The format will then replicate the NCAA’s hugely popular Final Four, with the
semi-finals and final being played at the same venue in December.
Silver said the new tournament was based on European football club cup
competitions, such as the Champions League.
The new in-season tournament is part of the NBA’s new collective bargaining
agreement with the National Basketball Players’ Association, which took effect on
1 July and runs to the end of 2029-30.