THE Utah Jazz have laid off workers, becoming the first NBA team to dismiss staff due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A still undetermined number of non-basketball staff have been laid off, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, while other employees saw pay cuts.
"The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, of which the Utah Jazz are a part, unfortunately had to make difficult decisions to reduce a small percentage of our workforce," the Larry H. Miller Group, run by eh Jazz team owner, said in a statement to ESPN.
"Over the past several weeks, we have worked to manage and reduce costs, including executive compensation, and have reached a point where we have had to say farewell to a limited number of our valued employees."
Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19, followed by Utah Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert.