PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Sixers and the rest of the NBA are taking a break. The league announced an indefinite hiatus Wednesday night after a Utah Jazz player tested presumptive positive for coronavirus.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Jazz player is Rudy Gobert.
Following Rudy Gobert's positive COVID-19 test, the NBA is in an indefinite suspension. https://t.co/h7YpWMrvGE
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
The Jazz were in Oklahoma City Wednesday night when their game vs. the Thunder was called off just minutes before tip. There were 18,000 fans in the stands.
There is no word when the season will resume. The suspension is indefinite.
NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight's Games pic.twitter.com/2PTx2fkLlW
— NBA (@NBA) March 12, 2020
The NBA will use the hiatus to determine the next steps moving forward.
The Sixers beat the Detroit Pistons 124-106 Wednesday night. The Jazz played the Pistons on Saturday, March 7.
Elton Brand and Brett Brown took a few questions, didn’t have many answers, both looked shell-shocked. Surreal night. pic.twitter.com/JM7oCcof5a
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) March 12, 2020