The coronavirus pandemic closes the NBA

SEVENTY-TWO HOURS Before the NBA shut down its training facilities for its players, Denver Nuggets basketball president Tim Connelly decided to streamline phone conversations and texting with colleagues at His office in a conference call. Most executives have worked out of their homes, crisis managers on the front line for families and franchises.

Eleven executives joined the call, including Bob Myers of the Golden State Warriors, who received a notice of a shelter in San Francisco during the ordering moments before dialing. Commissioner Adam Silver spoke to the governor's board, discussing health and finance about a long NBA interruption due to the coronavirus pandemic – including the possibility of enforcing the force majeure clause in the bargaining agreement. collectively, allowing the owner to withhold the player's wages for canceled games.

The top basketball executives of the tournament find themselves in an unfamiliar crisis but still operate between a familiar intermediary platform between owners and players and between setting guidelines and enforce their offices in organizations.

As the games stopped and a restless nation came closer to the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic, executives' silos with candidates and no dispute, large markets and small markets, lying close together.

"There is an overwhelming sense of brotherhood," Connelly told ESPN. "Now is not about competition but …

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