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NBA suspends season due to coronavirus concerns

NBA will use hiatus to determine next steps in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK —

STATEMENT FROM NBA:

NBA TO SUSPEND SEASON FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S GAMES-

NBA Player Tests Positive for COVID-19 -NEW YORK, March 11, 2020 – The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.

The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight’s game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena.

The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

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