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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league will be suspended for ‘at least 30 days’

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says that the league's hiatus will likely last for a month, following the coronavirus pandemic.

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"What we determined today is that this hiatus will be, most likely, at least 30 days," Silver said on TNT's "Inside The NBA" in his first public comments since the league suspended play Thursday.

The decision came following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for coronavirus/COVID-19, with further testing revealing teammate Donovan Mitchell had also tested positive.

The 30-day hiatus will last until what would have been the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season and it's unclear whether the season will resume or go directly into the playoffs, as Silver said, "it's frankly too early to tell."

"This literally changes hour-by-hour in terms of what we know," Silver added.

There are 259 games remaining on the season's schedule and if the regular season does not resume, it will be the second-largest number of games missed in league history.

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