Even though the NBA is allowing players and referees to have guests inside the 'bubble' at Orlando, they don't let coaches invite their families.
Denver Nuggets coach, Michael Malone railed against the policy that says coaches are unable to bring family or a guest into the bubble.
“I say, `Shame on you, NBA.′ This is crazy,” Malone said. “I miss my family, and I think I speak for me, I speak for my coaches and probably all the coaches down here — 60 days and not having access and not being granted the privilege to have my family come here, to me, is criminal in nature. And that shouldn’t be. Shouldn’t be at all.”
Michael Malone thinks it’s great that the players and referees are being allowed guests into the bubble at this point. But on day 60 in the bubble, he is furious that coaches are not allowed any guests. pic.twitter.com/TK0ogZWsqq— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) September 4, 2020
The league worked with Disney officials as well as health authorities to determine how many people could be safely allowed inside the NBA Campus. The restart began with 22 teams; only eight remain, and the population drop allows room for family members and in some cases additional team staff to enter the bubble.
The NBA referees had the option of bringing one guest into the bubble, however, no referee has yet exercised that right.