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NBA won’t start again until 14-day period following last positive test of coronavirus

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The NBA will be on hiatus for at least the next 30 days because of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, the NBA might not start again until a 14-day period following the last positive test:

One ownership source on the call said it was suggested that every player be tested as soon as possible, because Mitchell’s case could be a harbinger for other positive tests for players who aren’t yet showing symptoms.

The league likely won’t consider re-opening its doors to players, let alone fans, until a 14-day period following the last positive test, sources said. The 14-day period is the guideline for those quarantined from the time of diagnosis.

The suggestion: No matter when it occurs in the league process, if a player tests positive, the league’s 14-day clock to return to business will reset.

Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have tested positive for the coronavirus. The NBA suspended the season on Wednesday.

The NBA will use the hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

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