The 69-year-old has been vocal about his preference to coach when NBA play resumes and recently said his medical screenings "didn't raise any red flags," according to MacMahon.
The CDC has advised that those 65 and older are increasingly vulnerable to COVID-19, but the NBA promised coaches that their age won't solely determine whether they are permitted to enter the campus environment.
However, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Lionel Hollins and Pelicans associate coach Jeff Bzdelik won't join their respective teams in Orlando. Hollins was reportedly flagged for a health concern while Bzdelik opted not to participate in the league's return after consulting with team physicians and CDC regulations.
The NBA can prevent coaches from making the trip to Orlando if physicians determine their risk factors "present a direct threat to his or her health were the individual to participate in the agreed-upon competition," according to the NBA's health and safety protocol obtained by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Brian Windhorst.