After starting a ripple effect that led to the suspension of the entire basketball league, Utah Jazz executive said Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are now ready to “move forward,” according to a CNN report.

“They’re ready to put this behind them and move forward and act professionally,” Utah Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey told reporters.

 “We’re very pleased with the collective makeup of our group, Donovan, and Rudy in particular, and we look forward to moving forward. They’ve both visited at the ownership level, management level, coaches level,” he added.

On 11 March, Gobert was tested positive with the coronavirus.

That prompted the NBA to cancel the Jazz’s game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City that night and led to a suspension of the basketball league.

This also triggered the postponement of other sports events.

On 9 March, days before he was tested positive, Gobert even caused a controversy after he touched every microphone and recorder in front of him, which led to backlash.

He later issued a public apology on his Instagram on 12 March, after his diagnosis.

Following that incident, Mitchell also tested positive with coronavirus. 

Both players have since recovered from the virus.


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