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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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