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New York Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus


NEW York Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus.

The team tweeted: "The Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus.

"He has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms.

"He continues to oversee business operations."

Dolan joins the growing list of members of the NBA community who have tested positive for coronavirus.

On March 17, Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant was announced as one of four of the team's members to test positive for COVID-19.

"Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this," Durant told Shams Charania of The Athletic, who broke the story.

In a statement released by the Nets, they said: “The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible.

“As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, partners and surrounding community, and we wish all those who are battling this virus a speedy recovery."

The news of Dolan's status comes as the US death toll reaches 2,021, with at least 121,349 confirmed cases.

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