Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams cleared the NBA’s COVID protocols in December after missing four games.
By Duane Rankin | Arizona Republic
Phoenix Suns assistant coach Bryan Gates wasn’t on the bench for Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Dallas Mavericks after being placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
He might not have been the only who dealing with COVID-19 at the time.
The Athletic reported Wednesday an unnamed Suns player and multiple support staff tested positive for COVID-19 around that time.
The player reportedly tested positive the day after Game 7.
The Republic reported hours after Game 7 Gates was placed in the league’s health and safety protocols. Gates tested positive after Game 6, The Athletic reported, as there were two days between Game 6 and Game 7.
Suns officials declined to comment or provide a statement on The Athletic report.
Six total individuals, counting the unnamed player, tested positive.