Dwane Casey calls Pistons staff ‘unprofessional’ for leaking info on Christian Wood’s COVID-19 positive test

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Christian Wood was among the first NBA players to test positive for the coronavirus. But, it wasn’t the 24-year-old forward who decided to share information about his health with the public. It turns out someone on the Detroit Pistons staff leaked it.

Pistons’ head coach Dwane Casey revealed afterwards that the team was ‘mystified’ about how the information was leaked, when it wasn’t supposed to leave the team. Casey told the staff unprofessional for the incident.

Per Jackie MacMullan of ESPN:

“That’s why we were so mystified when it leaked out,” Casey said of a report in The Athletic. “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.”

Recently, it was announced the Pistons’ forward has fully recovered from the coronavirus.