How can I prepare for the NBA

Philadelphia (AP) - On the first day of the preparation for the season in the NBA, the corona virus made the new coach of the Philadelphia 76ers feel uncomfortable.

"I'm very worried that we can do that," said Doc Rivers, according to US media. "As a coach, you want the team's worries to be about basketball. Right now, I think that every coach's worries have nothing to do with basketball."

The professionals in the North American league have been able to officially train since Tuesday. However, only one player and one coach are allowed at each basket. Normal team training can begin on Sunday at the earliest; the first test matches are scheduled for December 11th. The season is scheduled to start on December 22nd, the schedule has not yet been published. The games in the teams' arenas are planned without a bubble like at the end of last season.

At the Washington Wizards with Isaac Bonga and Moritz Wagner in the squad, there was a professional who tested positive for the virus. At the Golden State Warriros, two players tested positive.

Rivers, who worked for the LA Clippers until last season and is one of the NBA's most respected coaches, emphasized the potentially big impact of positive testing during the season. With so many games in a short time, a professional would simply miss up to eight games after a positive test. In contrast to football, the importance of an important player is much greater. "That can knock you out in the playoffs," said Rivers.

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