The new coronavirus outbreak keeps the NBA whipped, and it is currently almost a third of coaches are within the COVID-19 protocols enforced by the league.
Among the most recent infections are Mike Malone of the Denver Nuggets and Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers. These will be replaced respectively by backup coaches Adelman and Dan Burke.
Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone has entered into the league’s Covid protocols, source tells ESPN. Assistant David Adelman will be the acting coach. @msinger first reported.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 30, 2021
In total, there are seven coaches infected with COVID-19. Also on the list are Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers; Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns; Billy Donovan of the Chicago Bulls; Chauncey Billups of the Portland Trail Brazers; and Mark Daigneault of Oklahoma City Thunder.
The protocol that they must comply with will be six days, as stipulated by the league in its last cut, as long as the infected are vaccinated and are asymptomatic.
There is a caveat that indicates that the players and other members of the teams they can return before the stipulated time, if they are negative in the two COVID-19 tests to which they are subjected.