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How the 2011-2012 NBA season will play out

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NBA.com has released information on the current pending agreement. We all know that first games are set to start on December 25th, 2011, but what else?

According to NBA.com, David Stern stated there will be a 66-game season this year starting on December 25th. If that stays true, the regular season will end on April 26th, 2012. The playoffs would start two days later, on April 28th. The last possible date for the last game of the NBA Finals is June 26, 2012.

Also included in the tentative agreement is the following information:

  • There will be 48 conference games.
  • The Spurs will:
    • Play 6 teams 4 times (2 home, 2 away)
    • Play 4 teams 3 times (2 home, 1 away)
    • Play 4 teams 3 times (1 home, 2 away)
  • There will be 18 non-conference games.
  • The Spurs will:
    • Play 3 teams 2 times (1 home, 1 away)
    • Play 6 teams 1 time at home
    • Play 6 teams 1 time away
  • The Spurs will have at least one back-to-back-to-back, but no more than 3.
  • Playoff back-to-backs are possible in the second round.