Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the team is going ahead with plans to open its training facility on Friday so players can individually work out.
Bickerstaff said the team has been in contact with local and Ohio health officials to make sure it is following safety guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic. The team’s year-round facility in Independence, Ohio, has been closed since mid-March.
Bickerstaff, who took over the Cavs when John Beilein stepped down in February, midway through his first season, said the league has advised that players and coaches remain 12 feet apart while on the floor together.
He said coaches will be required to wear masks and gloves. Bickerstaff said the workouts are voluntary, and “no one is being pressured to do anything.”