The Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers today at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma.
Tew said that playing England was "one step too far" with the All Blacks' busy 2017 schedule.
Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas today, until a heavy heart forced an early departure.
NZR boss Steve Tew says despite trying to re-price and reshape the event, it hasn't worked.
Steve Tew says they were in discussions with the English Union for the highly-anticipated match up but the extra Test won't go ahead.
Kiel Reijnen bailed out nearly 60 kilometres from the finish after somehow managing to go off the track on a straight road.
The Force is no certainty to survive beyond this season as SANZAAR weighs up the future make-up of the Super Rugby competition.
Keagan Girdlestone, 19, was fighting for his life in an Italian hospital, but has defied medical experts with his recovery.