NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is revising its media guidelines, loosening some obligations on players and coaches while making some additions it feels will improve access and be more enforceable.
The new rules, sent to teams Friday, lessen the amount of times players are required to be available on game days but mandates they speak at least once while sidelined with a long-term injury.
Coaches can shorten the length of time they have to open practice to reporters and won't be required to meet with the media after morning shootarounds at home, but will still have to when they're on the road.
NBA senior vice president of communications Tim Frank says the changes were made in an effort to ``achieve consistency across the league.''

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