The NBA made the decision Wednesday to suspend its season amid the coronavirus crisis.
With Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell testing positive for the virus, the league is taking the necessary measures to prevent a further outbreak. As for when exactly the NBA season could resume, that remains unclear.
On Thursday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said on TNT he expects the league's hiatus to last at least 30 days, though there is no specific timetable as of yet.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discusses the timetable for the league’s suspension. pic.twitter.com/tterVvR29r— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 13, 2020
Later on Thursday night, Silver and the NBA penned a letter to the fans.
Silver notes it's far too early to know the proper way for the league to proceed. It's clear, though, that the season will not resume until there is a certainty that players and staff are safe.
As for how this affects the Boston Celtics specifically, C's players have been instructed to self-quarantine because of their recent meetings (Feb. 26 and March 6) vs. the Jazz.
The coronavirus pandemic has pretty much the entire sports world on hold, with the MLB and NHL also suspending their operations indefinitely. The NCAA canceled all of its winter and spring events, including both the men's and women's Division I tournaments.