Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey says Christian Wood’s positive test result for the novel coronavirus was made public against the forward’s wishes.
Following Wood’s positive test, the hospital briefed the Pistons on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) laws, which protect a patient’s privacy, according to MacMullan.
Multiple teams have announced that they have had players test positive for the coronavirus while protecting their identities. The Los Angeles Lakers announced March 19 that two of their players received positive test results but their names have not been revealed.
Some players have chosen to go public with their results.
After the Boston Celtics announced one member of their squad tested positive, Marcus Smart confirmed he was the player in question.
Casey says the Pistons have checked in often with Wood following his diagnosis.
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