Coronavirus fallout: NBA suspends season until further notice after player tests positive for COVID-19

Utah Jazz player confirmed to have illness

The NBA suspended its season after a player tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced in a statement Wednesday. The test result was reported before the cancellation of Wednesday night’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder. 

The player was not present at the game, the league said.

“The NBA is suspending gameplay 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,” the statement said.

The Toronto Raptors next scheduled game was Saturday, March 14 at home against the Detroit Pistons.