While the world continues to adjust to a new normal in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Wizards head coach Scott Brooks is commending the NBA for doing the right thing in suspending the remainder of the season.
“Never in my craziest dreams I would ever think the NBA would cancel or suspend the season," Brooks said to The Sports Junkies on Tuesday.
The NBA was the first professional sports league to suspend its season after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11.
“When Adam [Silver] came out and suspended the season, it opened up a lot of eyes…that this is serious," Brooks said.
Although Brooks never imagined the league suspending the season in any scenario, he commended the NBA Commissioner for making a difficult decision.
“The NBA just doesn’t suspend the season over something very light. It surprised me but it was the right thing to do. I’m proud of being in the NBA, I’m proud of Adam taking the step forward and doing it because obviously it impacts a lot of people," Brooks said.
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Since the suspension of the season, Brooks has been continuously checking in on his players via text message.
“The guys are great, they respond back," Brooks said. "They’re like all of us, we’re bored."
While Brooks "hopes" the NBA's suspended season resumes eventually, he knows health and safety is a priority.
“We have to flatten the curve and do our part and I’m glad we’re taking this serious," Brooks said.
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