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NBA suspends season amid coronavirus pandemic

Last Updated Mar 12, 2020 at 1:37 pm MDT

OKLAHOMA CITY –The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.

Now there will be no games at all, at least for the time being.

A person with knowledge of the situation said the Jazz player who tested positive was center Rudy Gobert.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team confirmed the presumptive positive test.

Both the Jazz and Thunder are said to be in quarantine at Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC.

— With files from the Associated Press