Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle examined constructive for COVID-19 on Friday morning regardless of being absolutely vaccinated for the virus.
Carlisle examined constructive forward of the Mavs’ recreation in opposition to the New York Knicks and had to return to his lodge room.
“Properly, on this yr of the sudden, this morning — head coaches within the league are actually doing game-day testing with the gamers ‚ and so I had an sudden constructive take a look at this morning,” Carlisle stated, . “There’s an opportunity and a hope that it will likely be a false-positive.
“This looks like presumably a mistake, however for these causes, I’m getting into the [NBA health and safety] protocol. I’m nonetheless on the lodge right here in New York.”
Carlisle says he feels high quality and he’s underneath the idea his end result was a false-positive.
In accordance with the Dallas Morning Information, he’s been absolutely vaccinated since January.
Regardless of that truth, it’s nonetheless doable that he may’ve contracted one of many a number of variants spreading throughout the nation.
The vaccines will not be one hundred pc efficient, and Carlisle and the Mavericks aren’t taking any possibilities.
“It undoubtedly was sudden,” Carlisle stated, . “I’ve no signs. I really feel nice. I labored out earlier this morning. However this is only one of those conditions the place we’ve all obtained to be gentle on our ft.”
With Rick Carlisle lacking the sport, the Mavs gave the job to assistant Jamahl Mosely.
“It is a nice alternative for [Mosley],” Carlisle stated, . “He’s clearly, in my view, prepared for this type of alternative. I feel that is one thing he’ll thrive in.”
The Mavericks are at present sitting within the backside half of the playoff image and are attempting to steer their group in the correct path in what has been an up-and-down season.