With the NBA reportedly exploring the possibility of games either being played without fans in attendance or even possibly putting the season on hiatus, the Knicks seem to have other ideas.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks are the only NBA team that "wanted to keep status quo until a governmental/public mandate dictated change" with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Wojnarowski reported earlier on Wednesday that the NBA's board of Governors shared a consensus to play games without fans in the arena, and that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to move forward that way in an announcement on Thursday.
The Nets and Warriors will be playing in an empty arena Thursday night during the first game in any professional sport in the United States to not allow fans to watch due to the coronavirus.
San Francisco health officials will be issuing an order that says no gathering with more than 1,000 people will be allowed, and that ordnance will be upheld for at least two weeks to see what happens with the virus that has found its way to at least 40 states.
Locker room access has already been restricted to team personnel at all NBA games, with media interviews now taking place outside the locker room area.