Coach Alvin Gentry revealed to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski that he has examined optimistic for COVID-19 Tuesday and will probably be out for the Kings’ recreation towards the Wizards (15-13) and probably extra.
Gentry wants successive destructive checks 24 hours aside to return to bench. He says he’s largely asymptomatic, apart from a scratchy throat. Sacramento could have an performing coach for its interim coach. https://t.co/W8LuxKY5z3
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 15, 2021
Gentry says he’s asymptomatic however does have a scratchy throat. To clear protocols, Gentry must register two destructive PCR checks inside a 24-hour-period. The Kings canceled their morning shootaround and are testing gamers and workers to determine whether or not or not there are extra optimistic checks per Woj. They be a part of the Lakers and Raptors amongst groups which have lately canceled practices after a participant or staffer entered virus protocols.
The League is at present going through an outbreak with the Bulls and might be having rising issues in regards to the Nets (20-8). Brooklyn has seven gamers in COVID-19 protocol, together with James Harden and LaMarcus Aldridge. The NBA has postponed two games, the Bulls-Pacers on Tuesday and Bulls-Raptors on Thursday.
Sacramento has not determined who will probably be performing head coach however assistants Mike Longabardi and Doug Christie are the main candidates to take over briefly.
The Kings are at present tenth within the League with an 11-17 document. Gentry took the top coach job over after Luke Walton was fired midseason after beginning the season with a 6-11 document. Gentry beforehand coached the Warmth, Pistons, Clippers, Suns, and Pelicans.