The 2021-22 NBA season has been a return to a new post-pandemic normal for most people around the game. For example, most players (except Kyrie Irving) are able to play an 82 game season. In-person media has returned to games. And arenas are allowing full crowd capacity again, of course provided that fans wear face masks, and perhaps some other conditions like showing their coronavirus vaccine status.
There is one condition that hasn’t changed since the NBA had their 2020 bubble in Orlando, Florida, Coaches are still wearing casual dress, like polo shirts, quarter zips and sneakers for the third consecutive season.