Report: Steve Kerr said Team USA coaches still planning for Olympics

The NBA possibly could return from its suspension by July, but the coronavirus has still put the league and the rest of the world in a realm of uncertainty.

With it being an Olympic year, an IOC leader said this week he is confident this summer’s games will go on as planned, per ABC News.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who is on the Team USA coaching staff, told reporters in a Tuesday conference call that the staff is still preparing as if the Olympics will go on as scheduled.

The Tokyo Olympics are slated to run from July 24 to August 9.

“Pop and I have spoken a couple of times over the last week or so,” Kerr said, per ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “And everything’s just up in the air. There’s no sense of whether things are going to be delayed or anything. We’re all kind of sitting here wondering what’s going to happen, and so is the rest of the world. We’re just going to plan as if this is going to happen, and we’re going to try and put together a roster, and that’s all we can do.”

Depending on how long the NBA suspension lasts, player participation could be affected in this year’s games. Right now, a wait-and-see approach is really the only one available.

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