Dwayne Casey told ESPN’s Jackie Mullin that Christian Wood did not want to go public, after tested positive for coronavirus.
Many NBA stars like Marcus Smart and Kevin Durant chose to self-identify, after they tested positive, but Wood didn’t.
“That’s why we were so mystified when it leaked out,” Casey said. “Christian was upset his name got out there. He didn’t release it. And the worst part was it got out before Christian even had a chance to tell his mom.
“I was very unhappy about that. I told our staff, ‘This is unprofessional. This can’t happen again.’ It was so unfair to our player.”
Wood has since been cleared and is fully recovered. Pistons’ forward had a breakout season before the NBA suspension, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In particular, he is averaging 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds on 38.6% from three. Also, he is blocking almost a shot per contest.