NEW YORK (WFFT) - NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim today announced that the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA G League season, which was suspended March 12, has been canceled.
The NBA G League’s regular season was scheduled to conclude on March 28.
“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. “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.”
President of the Mad Ants Tim Bawmann was not immediately available for comment, but the team released a statement saying:
“While we are disappointed we couldn't finish the season and make a run at the Championship, we enjoyed a record-setting season with great fan support and several sellouts. We thank the Fort Wayne community, our partners, and season ticket holders, and our fans!”
The Mad Ants finished the season with a 21-22 record, in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
They had seven games remaining when the season was suspended.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the NBA G League paid out all of its players through the season and extended their health benefits.
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.