NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest

Former NBA player Richard Jefferson, now a television commentator, left, bumps elbows with Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III as they leave the arena after the Kings' NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans was postponed in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The postponement was due to what the league said was an "abundance of caution," because official Courtney Kirkland, who was scheduled to work the game, had worked the Utah Jazz game earlier in the week. A player for the Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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MIAMI (AP) -- The NBA has pushed back plans that would allow teams to reopen their practice facilities for at least one week.

The NBA had decided over the weekend to have teams open their gyms for voluntary player workouts on Friday, if local and state laws made such a move permissible.

On Monday, the league revised that potential opening date until May 8, at the earliest. The May 8 date is far from firm, the NBA said, warning teams that it “may push this timing back if developments warrant.”