Asset management roundup: Natixis to buy 25% stake in US manager WCM

first_imgPaul Black, co-CEO of WCM, said: “After a lot of thought and collective input, we concluded the smartest way to enhance our stability, and to guard our investment temperament, was to partner with a world-class global distribution platform.“For some time now we’ve known that diversifying the product mix within the firm – by raising the profile of our global strategy, our emerging markets strategy, and various other investment strategies – is the key to making this happen.”BMO drops F&C brandBMO Global Asset Management is to remove the F&C brand from all its products four years after its acquisition of the UK-based asset manager, it announcd today.All open-ended funds and corporate entities in Europe will adopt the BMO name, as will the direct-to-consumer channel, the Canadian investment group said.BMO GAM bought F&C Asset Management in 2014 and it has been expanding across Europe since then. It has opened seven offices in six countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland.David Logan, head of distribution at BMO Global Asset Management, said: “Having more of our global and local capabilities under a single brand helps us to deliver on that as well as further simplifying the way we communicate with clients across all of our regions.”New signatories to UK gender diversity pushFranklin Templeton Investments, Intermediate Capital Group and Investec Asset Management are among 67 additional signatories to the UK government’s Women in Finance charter, according to an update published today. They signed up in the second quarter of the year, taking the total number of signatories to 272.Those signed up to the charter – an iniative of the UK treasury department – commit to four actions “to prepare their female talent for leadership positions”, according to the government.The four actions are:to have one member of the senior executive team responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion;to set internal targets for gender diversity in senior management;to publish progress annually against the targets in reports on their websites; andto “have an intention” to ensure pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against the internal targets on gender diversity.The treasury is to update the signatory list with links to their targets in September. Natixis Investment Managers is to acquire a minority stake in $29bn (€25bn) WCM Investment Management and become its exclusive third-party distributor.Under the terms of the agreement, Natixis will acquire a 24.9% in WCM, which is based in Laguna Beach, California.The distribution arrangement means WCM will be added to Natixis’ global multi-affiliate platform, giving clients of the French asset manager access to a “high-conviction, high-active share investment manager with a distinctive investment culture and process”, according to a statement.WCM is employee-owned and runs concentrated equity portfolios covering global, emerging and small cap markets.last_img read more

Pavia local electrocuted

first_imgILOILO City – A 26-year-old man got electrocutedin Barangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo. He was brought to the Western VisayasMedical Center in Mandurriao district for treatment./PN Ivan Paul Jagorin of Barangay Sambag,Jaro district sustained burns on both of his hands, a police report showed. center_img Jagorin was fixing the roof of a house whenhe accidentally touched an open electrical wire around 4 p.m. on Jan. 3, thereport added. last_img

It’s now time to give the Trojans an honor code

first_imgBy now, you probably have heard about the sex scandal at Brigham Young University. Basically, forward Brandon Davies was suspended from the basketball team for the rest of the year for having consensual sex with his girlfriend.Now, although this is accepted pretty much anywhere else, BYU has a strict honor code that prohibits this kind of conduct, as well as other things like coffee and tea drinking and watching Charlie Sheen interviews.Any other year, this would just be a chance for people to have a good laugh and move on. But not this year. What makes this such a big deal is that BYU is in the midst of a special season. Earlier this week there was talk of the Cougars gaining a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament after a huge win at No. 6 San Diego State.Forget about the No. 1 seed now. BYU’s title hopes are pretty much dashed. Davies was the Cougars leading rebounder and third leading scorer. After I heard this news, my initial reaction was, “how could anyone survive at BYU?” It’s gotta be the only place in the country where Starbucks is less popular than Star Jones.My second reaction was, “If USC had an honor code, so that all students would have to adhere to uniform Trojan standards, what would it be?” USC has a code of ethics and a student conduct code, but no university-wide honor code.With Davies possibly getting expelled from BYU, I’m officially opening up my bid to make him a Trojan. He would have to follow the new honor code, however.Here are my suggestions for the first-ever USC honor code to be followed by students and athletes alike (including you, Davies). Any violation of these guidelines will result in the forfeiture of Kevin O’Neill bobblehead the received at the basketball game last week. If you don’t have one (you are missing out), then you will have to stand in Lane Kiffin’s office until you can make him laugh. If he’s on a recruiting visit, you must eat a meal at EVK.1) Thou shalt never accept losing to UCLA.2) Thou shalt not accept golf cart rides from strangers.3) Thou shalt not ride your bike or skateboard within a 50-mile radius of campus. It’s getting too crowded.4) Thou shalt watch at least one Champions League soccer game in Café 84 on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. The atmosphere is electric.5) Thou shalt not sit in Trojan Nation at kickoff, especially without “tailgaiting” beforehand.6) Thou shalt not fornicate … during a USC football game.7) Thou shalt not attempt to hide Malibu in a sunscreen bottle before a night game at the Coliseum.8) Thou shalt learn to pronounce the name of women’s soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin. I’m not going to help you. That’s cheating.9) Thou shalt not speak poorly of the Song Girls. Ever.So there you have it. I know nine rules are a lot to follow, but just think of the consequences. If somehow you do break one, you better have some good jokes lined up.“Spittin’ Sports” runs Fridays. To comment on this article e-mail Kenny at klegan@usc.edu or visit dailytrojan.com.last_img read more

Lakers’ investment in Steve Nash pays no dividends

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error No reason existed for Steve Nash to stay at the Lakers’ facility. The nerve irritation surrounding his back and hamstrings became too painful for Nash to do anything on the basketball court. The Lakers lacked so many healthy bodies they couldn’t hold a practice, anyway. Nash drove to his Manhattan Beach residence, the only destination that seems certain during an otherwise unpredictable journey.Nash then learned reporters wanted to talk to him. He drove back to the Lakers’ headquarters in El Segundo and addressed depressing topics surrounding his 1 1/2 seasons here with the Lakers.His arrival in the 2012 offseason spawned hopes of adding his first NBA championship to an extensive resume as one of the best points guard of this past generation. Instead, the Lakers have struggled while Nash has appeared in only 60 of the team’s 135 games amid uncertainty he can overcome the persistent nerve damage that plagues the 40-year-old’s body. “Life rarely goes as planned. I didn’t think it was a guarantee of anything happening here. I just thought it was a great opportunity to play for a great franchise,” said Nash, who expressed hope he can heal enough during NBA All-Star weekend to return when the Lakers (18-35) host the Houston Rockets (36-17) on Wednesday at Staples Center. “Everyone faces ups and downs in their life.“You have to embrace the difficult times.”See Steve Nash’s statsAfter securing Nash to a three-year deal worth $27 million through a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak had called the move a “home run.” But the Lakers struck out by conceding two first- and second-rounds picks.“No regrets,” Kupchak said. “You have to recognize where you are as a franchise. We felt we had a two-year window, maybe three to go for a championship. That’s what we did. Looking back on it, which nobody can do, that’s a different story. But at the time, we knew exactly what we were doing.”center_img The Lakers haven’t lamented Nash’s failure to restore Showtime. They’ve instead admired how Nash has approached his injuries with the same professionalism as when he returned to the team’s facility to answer repetitive questions about his health. “He’s a great player and one of the best ever,” said Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, who also coached Nash for five seasons in Phoenix. “He should be really proud of what he’s done. He keeps trying to do it and you have to admire that.”Segments of the Lakers’ fan base aren’t as nostalgic.Because Nash played in his 10th game this season, his $9.7 million salary next season will remain on the Lakers’ books even if he is forced into medical retirement. The Lakers could waive Nash through the stretch provision by Sept 1., ensuring only $3.2 million counts against the salary cap annually for the next three years. But it’s possible the Lakers retain him next season so they’d have more purchasing power for the 2015 free agency class which is expected to include Minnesota’s Kevin Love. This season, Nash has averaged only 7.6 points (lowest since 1998-99 season) and 4.7 assists (lowest since 1997-98 season) in 22.5 minutes (lowest since 1997-98 season). “I’m kind of oblivious to the noise,” Nash said. “I didn’t pound my chest when people told me I was great for a long time in my career. I’m not going to let it affect me when people think I should look at myself in the mirror.”Instead, Nash has concentrated on improving his health.He spent most of his offseason last summer in Vancouver, Canada with his personal trainer, Rick Celebrini, and performed two-a-day workouts that entailed improving movement patterns that could help minimize pressure on his spine. More ailments emerged with his previously fractured leg, a sprained left ankle, a stiff neck, a sore hip and a weakening hamstring. But Nash made four separate trips this season to Vancouver to correct the issues again. “Some days it sucks,” Nash said. “But other days, you feel great and you have a good session or a good game and it’s all worth it.”Nash reached that euphoria last week when he had a season-high 19 points and five assists in Philadelphia on his 40th birthday. But that elation evaporated quickly. Two days later, Nash felt more nerve irritation after colliding with Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich. Nash hasn’t been the same since.Few imagined this scenario considering Nash at age 37 still remained efficient in his final season with Phoenix. D’Antoni continuously chuckles when he recalls the general public anticipating Nash’s end when he signed with Phoenix in 2004, only to become the NBA’s oldest player a decade later. Kupchak also jokingly asked Nash if he would look bad by granting him a third year on his contract. “Some players sulk and kind of get depressed,” Kupchak said. “But this guy has worked harder than anybody to get back. I just feel terrible for him.”Nash has showed unyielding relentlessness for one simple reason.“I love to play the game and I want to get out there and help my team,” Nash said. “I want to give more before I live a long life without it hopefully.”last_img read more

NBA releases schedule for season restart in Orlando

first_imgGames will start as early as 1 p.m. ET on weekdays, 12:30 on weekends and ending with 9 p.m. ET starts.MORE: 16 out of 302 NBA players test positive for coronavirusHere are the schedules for the 22 teams:Boston Celticsvs. Milwaukee Bucks: Friday, July 31 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Sunday, Aug. 2 (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC)vs. Miami Heat: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Brooklyn Nets: Wednesday Aug. 5 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Toronto Raptors: Friday, Aug. 7 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Orlando Magic: Sunday, Aug. 9 (5 p.m. ET)vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Washington Wizards: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Brooklyn Netsvs. Orlando Magic: Friday, July 31 (2:30 p.m. ET)vs. Washington Wizards: Sunday, Aug. 2 (2 p.m. ET)vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (1:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Boston Celtics: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Sacramento Kings: Friday, Aug. 7 (5 p.m. ET)vs. LA Clippers: Sunday, Aug. 9 (9 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Orlando Magic: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (1 p.m. ET)vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Dallas Mavericksvs. Houston Rockets: Friday, July 31 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Phoenix Suns: Sunday, Aug. 2 (9 p.m. ET)vs. Sacramento Kings: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (2:30 p.m. ET)vs. LA Clippers: Thursday, Aug. 6 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Saturday, Aug. 8 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Utah Jazz: Monday, Aug. 10 (3 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (5 p.m. ET)vs. Phoenix Suns: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Denver Nuggetsvs. Miami Heat: Saturday, Aug. 1 (1 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Monday, Aug. 3 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. San Antonio Spurs: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Thursday, Aug. 6 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Utah Jazz: Saturday, Aug. 8 (3:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Monday, Aug. 10 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. LA Clippers: Wednesday, Aug. 12 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Toronto Raptors: Friday, Aug. 14 (TBD)Houston Rocketsvs. Dallas Mavericks: Friday, July 31 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Sunday, Aug. 2 (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC)vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Thursday, Aug. 6 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Sacramento Kings: Sunday, Aug. 9 (8 p.m. ET)vs. San Antonio Spurs: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (2 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Indiana Pacers: Wednesday, Aug. 12 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Friday, Aug. 14 (TBD)Indiana Pacersvs. Philadelphia 76ers: Saturday, Aug. 1 (7 p.m. ET)vs. Washington Wizards: Monday, Aug. 3 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Orlando Magic: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (6 p.m. ET)vs. Phoenix Suns: Thursday, Aug. 6 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Saturday, Aug. 8 (6 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Miami Heat: Monday, Aug. 10 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Houston Rockets: Wednesday, Aug. 12 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Miami Heat: Friday, Aug. 14 (TBD)LA Clippersvs. Los Angeles Lakers: Thursday, July 30 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Saturday, Aug. 1 (6 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Phoenix Suns: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Dallas Mavericks: Thursday, Aug. 6 (6:30 ET, TNT)vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Saturday, Aug. 8 (1 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Brooklyn Nets: Sunday, Aug. 9 (9 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Denver Nuggets: Wednesday, Aug. 12 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Friday, Aug. 14 (TBD)Los Angeles Lakersvs. LA Clippers: Thursday, July 30 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Toronto Raptors: Saturday, Aug. 1 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Utah Jazz: Monday, Aug. 3 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Houston Rockets: Thursday, Aug. 6 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Indiana Pacers: Saturday, Aug. 8 (6 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Denver Nuggets: Monday, Aug. 10 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Sacramento Kings: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Memphis Grizzliesvs. Portland Trail Blazers: Friday, July 31 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. San Antonio Spurs: Sunday, Aug. 2 (4 p.m. ET)vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Monday, Aug. 3 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Utah Jazz: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (2:30 p.m. ET)vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Friday, Aug. 7 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Toronto Raptors: Sunday, Aug. 9 (2 p.m. ET)vs. Boston Celtics: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Miami Heatvs. Denver Nuggets: Saturday, Aug. 1 (1 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Toronto Raptors: Monday, Aug. 3 (1:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Boston Celtics: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Thursday, Aug. 6 (4 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Phoenix Suns: Saturday, Aug. 8 (7:30 p.m. ET)vs. Indiana Pacers: Monday, Aug. 10 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Wednesday, Aug. 12 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Indiana Pacers: Friday, Aug. 14 (TBD)Milwaukee Bucksvs. Boston Celtics: Friday, July 31 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Houston Rockets: Sunday, Aug. 2 (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC)vs. Brooklyn Nets: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (1:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Miami Heat: Thursday, Aug. 6 (4 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Dallas Mavericks: Saturday, Aug. 8 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Toronto Raptors: Monday, Aug. 10 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Washington Wizards: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (9 p.m. ET)vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)New Orleans Pelicansvs. Utah Jazz: Thursday, July 30 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. LA Clippers: Saturday, Aug. 1 (6 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Monday, Aug. 3 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Sacramento Kings: Thursday, Aug. 6 (1:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Washington Wizards: Friday, Aug. 7 (8 p.m. ET)vs. San Antonio Spurs: Sunday, Aug. 9 (3 p.m. ET, ABC)vs. Sacramento Kings: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Orlando Magic: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Oklahoma City Thundervs. Utah Jazz: Saturday, Aug. 1 (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Denver Nuggets: Monday, Aug. 3 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Friday, Aug. 7 (4:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Washington Wizards: Sunday, Aug. 9 (12:30 p.m. ET)vs. Phoenix Suns: Monday, Aug. 10 (2:30 p.m. ET)vs. Miami Heat: Wednesday, Aug. 12 (8 p.m. ET)vs. LA Clippers: Friday, Aug. 14 (TBD)Orlando Magicvs. Brooklyn Nets: Friday, July 31 (2:30 p.m. ET)vs. Sacramento Kings: Sunday, Aug. 2 (6 p.m. ET)vs. Indiana Pacers: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (6 p.m. ET)vs. Toronto Raptors: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Friday, Aug. 7 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Boston Celtics: Sunday, Aug. 9 (5 p.m. ET)vs. Brooklyn Nets: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (1 p.m. ET)vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Philadelphia 76ersvs. Indiana Pacers: Saturday, Aug. 1 (7 p.m. ET)vs. San Antonio Spurs: Monday, Aug. 3 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Washington Wizards: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Orlando Magic: Friday, Aug. 7 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Sunday, Aug. 9 (6:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Phoenix Suns: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (4:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Toronto Raptors: Wednesday, Aug. 12 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Houston Rockets: Friday, Aug. 14 (TBD)Phoenix Sunsvs. Washington Wizards: Friday, July 31 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Dallas Mavericks: Sunday, Aug. 2 (9 p.m. ET)vs. LA Clippers: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Indiana Pacers: Thursday, Aug. 6 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Miami Heat: Saturday, Aug. 8 (7:30 p.m. ET)vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Monday, Aug. 10 (2:30 p.m. ET)vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (4:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Dallas Mavericks: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Portland Trail Blazersvs. Memphis Grizzlies: Friday, July 31 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Boston Celtics: Sunday, Aug. 2 (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC)vs. Houston Rockets: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Denver Nuggets: Thursday, Aug. 6 (8 p.m. ET)vs. LA Clippers: Saturday, Aug. 8 (1 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Sunday, Aug. 9 (6:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Dallas Mavericks: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (5 p.m. ET)vs. Brooklyn Nets: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Sacramento Kingsvs. San Antonio Spurs: Friday, July 31 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Orlando Magic: Sunday, Aug. 2 (6 p.m. ET)vs. Dallas Mavericks: Tuesday, Aug. 4 (2:30 p.m. ET)vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Thursday, Aug. 6 (1:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Brooklyn Nets: Friday, Aug. 7 (5 p.m. ET)vs. Houston Rockets: Sunday, Aug. 9 (8 p.m. ET)vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)San Antonio Spursvs. Sacramento Kings: Friday, July 31 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Sunday, Aug. 2 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Monday, Aug. 3 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Denver Nuggets: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Utah Jazz: Friday, Aug. 7 (1 p.m. ET)vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Sunday, Aug. 9 (3 p.m. ET, ABC)vs. Houston Rockets: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (2 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Utah Jazz: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Toronto Raptorsvs. Los Angeles Lakers: Saturday, Aug. 1 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Miami Heat: Monday, Aug. 3 (1:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. Orlando Magic: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Boston Celtics: Friday, Aug. 7 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Sunday, Aug. 9 (2 p.m. ET)vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Monday, Aug. 10 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Wednesday, Aug. 12 (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Denver Nuggets: Friday, Aug. 14 (TBD)Utah Jazzvs. New Orleans Pelicans: Thursday, July 30 (6:30 ET, TNT)vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Saturday, Aug. 1 (3:30 ET, ESPN)vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Monday, Aug. 3 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (2:30 p.m. ET)vs. San Antonio Spurs: Friday, Aug. 7 (1 p.m. ET)vs. Denver Nuggets: Saturday, Aug. 8 (3:30 p.m. ET, TNT)vs. Dallas Mavericks: Monday, Aug. 10 (3 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. San Antonio Spurs: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD)Washington Wizardsvs. Phoenix Suns: Friday, July 31 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Brooklyn Nets: Sunday, Aug. 2 (2 p.m. ET)vs. Indiana Pacers: Monday, Aug. 3 (4 p.m. ET)vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (4 p.m. ET, NBA TV)vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Friday, Aug. 7 (8 p.m. ET)vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Sunday, Aug. 9 (12:30 p.m. ET)vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Tuesday, Aug. 11 (9 p.m. ET)vs. Boston Celtics: Thursday, Aug. 13 (TBD) The NBA officially revealed its schedule for the resumption of the 2019-20 season following the coronavirus-enforced break, and opening night features a star rookie and a marquee matchup. Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans will face the Utah Jazz at the Disney World complex near Orlando at 6:30 p.m. ET on July 30 in the first game of the resumed season, which will consist of a 22-team format. The second game of the nationally televised doubleheader, at 9 p.m. ET, has LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers facing Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers.MORE: Key dates for the NBA’s restartThe opening game will come more than four months after the season was paused on March 11 after Utah’s Rudy Gobert became the first player in the league to test positive for COVID-19.On Friday, the league officially completed talks with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) on the terms for restarting the season, paving the way for the 88-game schedule of what are being called seeding games between 22 teams to be released. Who has the toughest road to the NBA Playoffs? #WholeNewGameWestern Conference Opponents pic.twitter.com/4e4Fw0cBUT— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020Eastern Conference Opponents #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/J5uHbKiYuy— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020″We’re coming back because sports matter in our society,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said. “They bring people together when they need it most.”Each team will play eight “seeding” games that will take place in a 16-day span before ending on August 14.The league will then begin a typical playoff format with the NBA Finals set to begin September 30 and ending no later than October 13. Excluding the opening night of the restart, there will be between four to seven games each day spread across three different courts. last_img read more