NBA reflects on games on the move due to coronavirus: report

the NBA is to entertain the option of moving games to cities that have not yet suffered outbreaks of coronavirus ESPN reported Wednesday morning.

This is one of the options in play for the NBA as the league's board of governors plans to speak with the commissioner's office Wednesday on a conference call. Team presidents and general managers are expected to participate in conference calls on Thursday, ESPN reported.

the NBA reportedly is also considering playing in empty arenas or even suspending game operation for a period of time in lieu of the virus.

CNN reported on Wednesday morning that the novel coronavirus has infected more than 115,800 people - including at least 1,000 in the U.S - and killed more than 4,200 worldwide.

the NBA 's new locker room policy bans media from entering. Major League Baseball , the National Hockey League & Major League Soccer enacted the same policy.

On Friday , the NBA reportedly sent a memo to teams telling them to begin "developing" plans in case "it were to become necessary to play a game with only essential staff present."

Earlier last week , the NBA advised players to limit contact with fans out of concern over the outbreak, recommending players use fist bumps instead of high-fives with fans & avoid handling anything passed to them by fans, such as pens & jerseys.