At various points over the past few months, it has seemed like a foregone conclusion that NBA teams would add advertisements to their on-court jerseys. As mentioned by deputy commissioner Adam Silver in July, those ads would be relatively small patches, not full logos and names across the chest as we’ve seen in the WNBA and every functioning soccer league in the world. That was a sensible suggestion, at least within the narrow parameters of this argument, and seemed likely to happen very soon.
However, it appears that NBA owners are not unified on this front. According to David Stern, disagreement among owners is holding up any plans for ads on jerseys. From A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com, overseas covering the Celtics’ trip to Milan (via PBT):