Mavericks to re-open practice facility on Thursday per coach Rick Carlisle

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The Dallas Mavericks will become the next NBA team to re-open the training facility on Thursday. Rick Carlisle confirmed the news on a conference call with reporters, per the Dallas Morning News’ Callie Caplan.

“One of the things we went over in the Zoom call today were the procedures for going in and out of the facility and procedures from going workout to workout, and there’s a lot of detail involved. Mark Cuban has been very vigilant on the fact that we cannot be in a rush to reopen unless the timing is right.

“So we probably are [one of the last facilities] to reopen, but I’m actually proud of that fact because I think it’s been the right decision, and I also know our players have been doing a great job on their own of staying in shape and taking care of themselves, so we have a high level of trust with our players,” the Mavericks veteran coach said, per Caplan.

Starting May 8, the NBA allowed teams to open their facilities in order for the players to work individually under strict restrictions.

Several cities adopted different plans toward relaxing stay-at-home guidelines amid coronavirus pandemic, but most of the NBA teams are finally allowed to return in the court.

As a result, the league could try to move toward resuming play in the next couple of months.