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Silver: 2 years of college best for NBA players

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm •  Published: March 24, 2014
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Adam Silver says he's heard the "Bill Gates theory" numerous times from critics over the last month: You shouldn't be required to attend college to become a millionaire.

But the new NBA commissioner steadfastly believes that basketball players should spend at least two years in college before being allowed to enter the draft — instead of the required one.

Fair or not, he says it's simply best for the league.

Speaking before Monday's Rockets-Bobcats game in Charlotte, Silver says "I think two years is the right balance."

That means if Silver had his way Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins would be staying in school another year. But there's little he can do about that.

An agreement between the league and players association is not imminent.