The 57-year-old, who played 17 seasons in the
NBA and who is currently the head coach of the Georgetown
University men's basketball team, said he wanted to share his
diagnosis publicly to emphasize that the virus can affect
"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19," he
said on Twitter.
"This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want
to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves
and your loved ones."
Georgetown Athletics said he is under care and isolated at a
local hospital and added that he is the only member of the
Georgetown men's basketball program to have tested positive for
(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Sonya
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