NBA suspending season until further notice because of coronavirus concerns

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FILE – In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, the Golden State Warriors championship banners hang above the seating and basketball court at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors will play the Brooklyn Nets at home Thursday night, March 12, 2020, in the first NBA game without fans since the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

NEW YORK (KXAN) — The NBA is suspending the season after Wednesday night’s games until further notice because of the coronavirus concerns and a potentially infected NBA player.

The league’s decision comes after the news that a Utah Jazz player has preliminary tested positive for COVID-19. The test result was reported just before tip-off of Utah’s game in Oklahoma City.

The game was canceled before tip-off and the NBA says the affected player was not in the arena.

The NBA says it will use the hiatus to determine next steps moving forward.

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