American businessman and owner of the New York Knicks basketball team, James Dolan, has tested positive for coronavirus, the first boss of a leading American sports team to be infected, the officials said on Saturday. Knicks.
James Dolan, 64, also owner of the New York Rangers hockey team, has isolated himself after experiencing mild symptoms of Covid-19.
The Knicks said on their Twitter account that their boss continued to run his business, however, at the head of his New York company, Madison Square Garden Co.
The NBA ended its season after several players tested positive, including Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert.
The National Hockey League has also suspended its season due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The United States has recorded more than 120,000 cases of people infected with the coronavirus, the highest number in the world, and some 2,190 deaths.
New York, where James Dolan lives, is the main focus of the Covid-19 epidemic in the United States with some 670 dead and 52,000 confirmed cases on Saturday.