Erik Spoelstra explains how the coronavirus will change the NBA

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 22: Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra looks on during a game against the Toronto Raptors at American Airlines Arena on January 22, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Erik Spoelstra, the head coach of the Miami Heat, opened up about how the coronavirus is going to change the NBA.

Spoelstra believes everyone in the NBA is going to have more gratitude for basketball since there is no action due to the outbreak of the virus.

“Our entire industry is going to have more gratitude for this beautiful game. I truly do hope there won’t be talk of the dog days in the middle of an 82-game season. I think anybody would take any of those days right now,” Spoelstra told Heat reporters during a conference call on Wednesday, per Tim Bontemps of the Associated Press.