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What might an NBA coronavirus return look like? Zion's sports betting impact and more | Bird Watch

31st March, 10:13

After nearly three weeks without the NBA in what would be prime basketball season, it's long past time to start wondering what it might look like when the Pelicans and 29 other teams finally return from a coronavirus-spurred hiatus.

Longtime business journalist John Brennan joins Bird Watch host Jeff Nowak to talk about what that might look like and a lot more as the basketball-free spring stretches.

Brennan has worked in journalism for more than three decades, spending eight years from 1992-2000 covering the then-New Jersey Nets. He now covers the growth of the U.S. Sports betting industry for a variety of outlets including USbets.com.

ALSO IN THE SHOWHandling Covid-19 up in New Jersey (1:44)What are people betting on now? (5:52)From the Pelicans' perspective (18:45)What about a schedule shift? (21:00)SQUADCAST SHOW LINK: squadcast.fm/?ref=birdwatchHow has Zion Williamson affected the sports betting industry? (23:40)What about ROY? Do these bets pay out? (25:00)Getting past betting scandals like Tim Donaghy (36:01)Why the NBA is crucial to the sports betting landscape (41:00) STREAMING LINKS Become a Pelicans insider: Sign up for our e-mail newsletter!

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