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NCAA president Mark Emmert meets with NBA owners on age limit issue

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Mark Emmert hopes to be a part of the NBA's conversation on the age limit.  (USATSI)
Mark Emmert hopes to be a part of the NBA's conversation on the age limit. (USATSI)

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At the Board of Governors meeting prior to the start of the NBA playoffs, NCAA president Mark Emmert met with NBA owners to discuss an increase to the NBA's age limit, a policy Adam Silver has spearheaded since taking over as commissioner in February.

Despite the clear intent on exploration of the issue,

So no change next season, which has to be a relief to the players headed to college next season with the NBA on the horizon. Meanwhile, the lack of a director for the NBPA is seriously holding up progress on several fronts.

Silver recently floated the idea of subsidies for players to provide food, insurance, and other necessities for players with pro prospects. There are also reports that the NBA could invest more money in the D-League, making it a viable option for players to pursue a pro career out of high school.

The age limit increase seems to be a question of when, not if, but at least the league is pursuing ways to compensate the players until they're able to make the big time.

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