Pistons scout Hanks takes positive step in fight with virus

A general shot of a basketball with the Pistons logo on it. Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons scout Maury Hanks has taken a positive step in his fight with the coronavirus, as he was taken off a ventilator and passed a breathing trial, according to Brad Botkin of CBS Sports.

“On Tuesday, Hanks was fitted with earbuds so Susan, in an effort to calm her husband, could talk to him the whole time he was coming out of sedation and trying to breathe on his own,” Botkin reported.