The NBA may lose a large amount of money due to the coronavirus pandemic. A scenario in which the League finishes the remaining regular- season games without an audience would result in a loss of $ 500 million in basketball revenue (BRI). It is worth noting that the loss of 200 million due to the political conflict with China has already resulted in a drop in the salary cap from 116 to 115 million for the 2020/21 season.The NBA on Wednesday suspended the season for at least 30 days after detecting COVID-19 in jazz center Rudy Gober. The NBA suggested that players train individually and spend as much time at home as possible. The NBA sent out a memo to clubs about how players should behave during the temporary suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The League advises players not to leave the cities and surrounding areas where teams are based, and to spend as much time at home as possible. Group training sessions and meetings are prohibited until at least March 16.The League also asked club doctors to check with basketball players at least once a day about their health status. If several players are engaged in the training hall at the same time, it is suggested to use the rule "one player, one coach, one ring". The NBA on Wednesday suspended the season for at least 30 days after detecting a coronavirus in Rudy Gober of Utah. Andrey Vatutin: " It is criminal to continue competitions against the background of coronavirus»
CSKA President Andrey Vatutin said he fully supports the decision to suspend the season due to the spread of the coronavirus.
On Thursday, the Euroleague and Eurocup, as well as most other European leagues, took a temporary pause.
“Of course, both we and the fans are unaccustomed and sad to be left without matches for an indefinite period, but alas, this is the reality. Nothing is more important than health, so unprecedented measures to prevent the spread of the virus are important and necessary. No one will be able to sit in a mask in the “quiet Harbor”, everyone will have to change the usual way of life. The decision was made by the Euroleague after consulting with health organizations, clubs, and the players ‘ Union.
Now it is difficult to expect full concentration on the game from basketball players, and to continue the competition in this situation, and with empty or half-empty stands, is simply ridiculous and possibly criminal. I sincerely wish everyone to stay away from diseases and take care of themselves. We very much hope for a quick return to the floor and a meeting with the fans in the stands, but for now, unfortunately, basketball is forced to take perhaps the longest timeout in history,” Vatutin said.