Most of WNBA's older coaches OK with Florida virus risk

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NEW YORK (AP) Mike Thibault knows he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age.

The 69-year-old Washington Mystics coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday to prepare for the virus-delayed WNBA season.

"There's no guarantee. Living in D.C., I wear my mask and stay away from people," said Thibault, who turns 70 in September. "You go to the grocery store or have food delivered, there is some risk involved in your life. That's the nature of the virus. I'm not at the same risk as that grocery store worker or restaurant owner heading to work every day. We're going to a controlled environment."