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Pacers coach Rick Carlisle tests positive for COVID-19

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Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday night after winning a game against the New York Knicks. The Pacers organization is awaiting a second test to confirm the Carlisle does have COVID and will have to enter the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols.

ESPN’s Tm MacMahon reported the news via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

If Carlisle is vaccinated, he will have to present two negative PCR tests within a 24-hour period and be asymptomatic. Unvaccinated players and staff will have to meet the previous criteria on top of a mandatory 10-day isolation period. As stated before, the Pacers are waiting to confirm Carlisle has COVID with a second PCR test.

2021 is Carlisle’s second stint with the Pacers. He was previously the Pacers’ head coach from 2003 to 2007. He is most well-known for coaching the Dallas Mavericks for 13 seasons, leading Dirk Nowitzki to his only NBA Finals chapionship.

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