2020 NBA Draft to be virtual experience on Nov. 18

By Zac Wassink | Last updated 10/22/20

Much like this year’s NFL Draft, the 2020 NBA Draft will be unlike any other because of concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

The Association and ESPN jointly announced on Thursday that the draft held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn., will be a virtual experience for those not in attendance. ESPN, ESPN Radio and the ESPN App will air the draft. Broadcasts start at 7 p.m. ET. 

While commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will announce draft selections from the studio, chosen players will conduct interviews virtually from their homes or other safe locations away from large gatherings to prevent any potential spread of the virus. 

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