Jazz 1st NBA team to lay off workers due to Covid-19

April 04, 2020
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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.