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'I Kicked Its Butt': Nuggets Head Coach Reveals He Had Coronavirus

DENVER (CBS4) - Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone revealed on Monday night that he tested positive for COVID-19. Malone told CBS4's Michael Spencer on Xfinity Monday Live he didn't realize he had the coronavirus until well after the fact.

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Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone joined Xfinity Monday Live. (credit: CBS)

"On March 20 I started not feeling well," said Malone. "We reached out to our team doctors to see if I could get a test, but unfortunately at that time there were no tests available. I only found out after the fact. I was able to get an antibody test probably right around Memorial Day weekend and not surprisingly our team doctor called up that weekend and told me I tested positive."

In mid-March the Nuggets announced a member of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. The team said the unnamed member of the organization started showing symptoms on March 16 and test results came back positive on March 19.

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So Malone wasn't the only Nugget to test positive.

"It's interesting on some people on our team, traveling party and staff got it," said the 48-year old head coach. "I hope going to Orlando (for the resumption of the NBA season) will be a safe environment and we can limit the amount of people who get it. I like to say that I got coronavirus and I kicked its butt."

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