DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone revealed on Monday night that he tested positive for COVID-19. Malone told CBS4’s Michael Spencer on Xfinity Monday Live he didn’t realize he had the coronavirus until well after the fact.
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“On March 20 I started not feeling well,” said Malone. “We reached out to our team doctors to see if I could get a test, but unfortunately at that time there were no tests available. I only found out after the fact. I was able to get an antibody test probably right around Memorial Day weekend and not surprisingly our team doctor called up that weekend and told me I tested positive.”
#Nuggets head coach Michael Malone told me tonight on @CBSDenver that he had coronavirus shortly after the season was suspended and found out after taking an antibody test.
He joked: "I like to say that I got coronavirus and I kicked its butt." #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/XFpG5Sz4uu
— Michael Spencer (@MichaelCBS4) June 16, 2020
In mid-March the Nuggets announced a member of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. The team said the unnamed member of the organization started showing symptoms on March 16 and test results came back positive on March 19.READ MORE: Brush Fire Quickly Contained After Igniting On South Table Mountain
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“It’s interesting on some people on our team, traveling party and staff got it,” said the 48-year old head coach. “I hope going to Orlando (for the resumption of the NBA season) will be a safe environment and we can limit the amount of people who get it. I like to say that I got coronavirus and I kicked its butt.”