The NBA Suspends Season After Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The NBA suspended its season "until further notice" after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz player tested positive last night for the coronavirus.

"The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice,'' the league said in a statement issued shortly after 9:30 p.m. ET. "The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.''

The NBA is expected to address the next steps with teams when it conducts a call with the Board of Governors today 12:30 p.m. ET.

The last game to be completed Wednesday was Dallas' win over Denver, as the New Orleans Pelicans' game at the Sacramento Kings was postponed because one of the referees scheduled to work the game had worked Utah's game Monday night.

Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego, speaking before his team played Wednesday at Miami—where news of the shutdown broke during the fourth quarter—said, "These are scary times.''

Scary indeed.


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