The New York Knicks announced late Saturday night that owner James Dolan has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.
The Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms. He continues to oversee business operations.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 29, 2020
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.