Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford tests positive for COVID-19

Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford tests positive for COVID-19

Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford has actually tested positive for coronavirus, league sources inform me and @JoshuaBRobbins. Group is holding out hope that its an incorrect positive. Clifford has actually had his first vaccine shot and is asymptomatic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 24, 2021.

The Magic have 13 video games remaining on their regular-season schedule and sit in 14th location in the Eastern Conference with an 18-41 record. They currently sit eight video games behind the 10th-place Washington Wizards (26-33) for a play-in round berth and are in the midst of a four-game losing streak. However, they could play the role of spoiler versus the Pacers (27-31) on Sunday, who being in ninth-place and have a 2.5-game lead over the Chicago Bulls for 11th in the conference.
We will continue to keep you upgraded on Cliffords status. We can anticipate to have a certain answer at some point on Sunday prior to tip-off.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 18: Head coach Steve Clifford of the Orlando Magic looks on during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on January 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User specifically agrees and acknowledges that, by using this photo and/or downloading, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images).
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The Orlando Magic are expected to take the court on Sunday for their game against the Indiana Pacers. It is unidentified if head coach Steve Clifford will be available.

Magic: Head coach Steve Clifford tests favorable for COVID-19.
Quickly after The Athletic report, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski had sources tell him that the outcomes are inconclusive and Clifford can coach in Sunday nights video game if he tests unfavorable two times prior to tip-off. Wojnarowski notes that Clifford will likewise have to get clearance from the league in addition to the 2 unfavorable tests.

According to Shams Charania and Joshua Robbins of The Athletic, Clifford has checked positive for the coronavirus. As Charania mentions in the tweet below, Clifford had actually received his first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and is asymptomatic. The team is hoping that Cliffords test is a false positive.

The favorable COVID-19 test has come from Magic head coach Steve Clifford. He has his very first vaccine shot and is asymptomatic and his status for coaching tomorrows video game is not yet known, league sources state.
— Roy Parry (@osroyparry) April 24, 2021.

Clifford needs league clearance to coach Sunday, too.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 24, 2021.

Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford has checked favorable for coronavirus, league sources inform me and @JoshuaBRobbins.

Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel noted that the Magics arranged practice for Saturday was canceled due to the NBAs health and security protocols, originating from Cliffords favorable test.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 18: Head coach Steve Clifford of the Orlando Magic looks on throughout the first half versus the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on January 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California. According to Shams Charania and Joshua Robbins of The Athletic, Clifford has tested favorable for the coronavirus. As Charania points out in the tweet below, Clifford had actually received his first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and is asymptomatic. The team is hoping that Cliffords test is an incorrect positive.