76ers begin phased reopening of practice facility

Dave Uram
May 27, 2020 - 11:55 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy paved the way for professional sports to return to the Garden State on Tuesday, whether for training or games, if a team’s respective league allows it.

“We have been in constant discussions with these teams about the protocols they will have in place to protect the health and safety of the players, coaches and team personnel,” the governor said. “We know they have facilities where proper sanitization and hygiene practices can be readily maintained. … Where professional teams are concerned and with the facilities and resources they have to meet the demands of public health, we felt we could take that step forward.” 

Since the NBA had already allowed teams to reopen their practice facilities for voluntary, individual workouts, Murphy’s decision permitted the 76ers, who practice in Camden, to do so as well. 

Shortly after Murphy’s announcement, the Sixers said they plan to do a phased reopening of their training complex for these workouts, starting Wednesday.

This is the first step of many for the 76ers to return to action, as the NBA continues to work on how they can finish the season safely.