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Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus

MSG announced the news late Saturday night. Dolan is in isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms.

New York Knicks executive chairman James Dolan watches the game during the first quarter against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden.  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks announced late Saturday night that owner James Dolan has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.

Per the team, Dolan isn’t experiencing a lot of symptoms and is in self-isolation. Dolan, 64, is more at risk with coronavirus given his age. For now, he will keep overseeing business operations for MSG Co. Dolan and MSG are working on an agreement with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer for the sale of The Forum in Los Angeles. Ballmer wants to move the Clippers out of Staples Center and into a new arena.

The NBA has been on break since March 11, when the Thunder and Jazz had their game postponed. Both Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for coronavirus and since then, other NBA players and employees have tested positive as well. The League has shut down and all those have been asked to self-quarantine. The NBA is hopeful it can return this season, aiming at possible dates in late May or mid June.