The Cleveland Cavaliers issued a statement on Thursday regarding the current NBA season suspension. The Cavs organization has agreed to continue to pay furloughed arena staff.
According to the statement, the Dan Gilbert owned franchise is “developing a compensation plan to continue paying event staff and hourly workforce that is impacted by the changes in our regular event schedule.
Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday halted all NBA games from being played in what will be at least 30-day suspension of basketball activities due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.
Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert and Jazz Point Guard Donovan Mitchell both tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus which prompted a pause in action. The Cavaliers last played against the Jazz on March 2.
In addition, Cavs star Forward Kevin Love has committed $100,000 to aid the arena staff during the suspended season.
“Through the game of basketball, we’ve been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work,” Love wrote on Instagram. “I’m concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I’m committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season.”