The NBA has changed the gameday attire requirements for coaches this year, according to Adrian Wojnarowski at ESPN.
Coaches must wear masks at all times with limited exceptions when at team facilities or arena, during team travel and during practices and games, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/NemTeew00d— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 9, 2020
The league has mandated that all coaches wear face masks at games, team practice facilities and while travelling, in order to reduce the spead of the coronavirus among players and officials.
However, the coaching fraternity has been given more choice on their gameday ensemble. While business attire is required, sport jackets will not be compulsory for coaches as they prowl the sidelines.
Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts is known for his somewhat flamboyant and retro outfits. At least once a year he pays tribute to Blazers coaching legend Dr Jack Ramsay, donning replicas of the famed outfits the late coach wore during his 1970s and 80s Portland tenure.
It will be interesting to see how Coach Stotts, Nate Tibbetts, Dale Osbourne, John McCullough, Jim Moran and Jannero Pargo approach this new freedom.