The NBA is following the Warriors' lead.
The league issued a memo Thursday notifying all teams that they must shut down their training and practice facilities to players and staff by Friday, according to multiple national reports.
Anywhere but at home, at least -- and it's not as if every player has a full gym at home to work out in, either. They are used to having a whole facility at their disposal virtually whenever they want to use it. https://t.co/zz5pDwINRM
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March 19, 2020
Teams were informed today in a memo about facilities closing --with players being encouraged to take aggressive measures to continue to avoid contact with others and remain home as much as possible. https://t.co/3OedPb4qFt
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 19, 2020
Teams had been encourging of idea of shuttering faciltiies for immediate future. As much as franchises wanted players to have an outlet to come get work in, teams and league were uneasy about contact even in that limited environment. This was an inevitable move for a long hiatus.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 19, 2020
Golden State stopped its players from using Chase Center facilities at midnight Monday.
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) March 17, 2020
"We're in a little bit of a different spot because we're shut down," Warriors general manager Bob Myers told reporters on a Tuesday afternoon conference call. "For a couple days, we were thinking about how we best utilize our facility, how we best guide our players on their training, on their interactions, on the players who are hurt and rehabbing.
"But yesterday was the last day we were operational on a very low level. We had very, very few people (here). That's now moot."
NBA rumors: All teams must close facilities to halt coronavirus spread originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area