His promotion of an antisemitic film has created a huge headache for the team and led to his suspension as he worked to rectify the situation and learn from it.
It might be coming to an end.
Joe Tsai announces he and Clara Tsai met with Kyrie Irving and his family Thursday, that they do not believe Irving has any beliefs of hate toward Jewish people or any group, and that the Nets, Irving, NBA, NBPA will facilitate "process of forgiveness, healing and education."
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 11, 2022
Nets owner Joe Tsai announced that he and Clara Tsai met with Irving and his family on Thursday and that they “do not believe Irving has any beliefs of hate toward Jewish people or any group.”
They added that “the Nets, Irving, NBA, NBPA, will facilitate ‘process of forgiveness, healing and education.”
It sounds like Irving’s suspension is about to conclude and that he will be welcomed back into the Nets with open arms, despite what previous rumors said.
Irving On The Way
Putting all of this mess behind the team will be the first order of business upon Irving’s return.
His team has actually done pretty well since his departure but a lot has changed.
When Irving comes back, he will now be under the leadership of head coach Jacque Vaughn and he can expect some changes.
He can also expect more questions from the press and the fans.
Just because Tsai and the owners of the Nets have moved beyond this doesn’t mean everyone else has.
Irving is honestly quite lucky to be coming back to his job so he will surely be minding his manners for the foreseeable future.
Now that he’s back, Irving will need to do his best to help his team rebound, get in better shape, and finally live up to its potential.