The waiting game: For NBA coaches, that’s the new schedule

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle looks on from the sidelines as the Mavericks play the Indiana Pacers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Dallas. The Pacers won 112-109. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MIAMI — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning.