The COVID-19 outbreak has now reached the Orlando Magic coaching staff.
Jamahl Mosley and lead assistant coach Nate Tibbetts have entered the league’s health and safety protocols, the Magic announced. Assistant coach Jesse Mermuys will take over as acting head coach when Orlando hosts the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
.@OrlandoMagic Head Coach Jamahl Mosley and Assistant Coach Nate Tibbetts have both entered NBA Health and Safety Protocols.— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) January 17, 2022
Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys (MURR-miss) will serve as acting head coach starting with tonight’s game against Portland.#MagicTogether
Mermuys spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. Prior to that, he was as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers for three seasons. Mermuys has also served as head coach of the Toronto Raptors’ G league affiliate, and as an assistant coach for the Raptors.
Mosley becomes the 17th NBA head coach to enter protocols this season. No word yet on a timetable for Mosley and Tibbetts. Wishing them both a speedy recovery.