Brooklyn Nets can’t seem to avoid the mess; suspend Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Kyrie Irving (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Brooklyn Nets find themselves in a mess again, this time after suspending Kyrie Irving. 

The Brooklyn Nets have announced that they have formally suspended Kyrie Irving for at least the team’s next five games without pay. It’s a first step that needed to be done (probably early this week) but there is still plenty that needs to be figured out for this franchise. Specifically when it comes to Kyrie.

Here are a few notes from the official statement from the team:

"“We were dismayed today, when given an opportunity in a media session, that Kyrie refused to unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs, nor acknowledge specific hateful material in the film. This was not the first time he had the opportunity — but failed — to clarify,” the Nets said in a statement."

In essence, the Nets were going to give Kyrie an opportunity to apologize and backtrack on his actions on social media (in which he posted a link to an antisemitic film on his Twitter account) but it was to no avail. Kyrie refused to apologize. The Nets had no option but to bring about a suspension.

The Brooklyn Nets need to get their house in order

I’m not really sure what is going on behind closed doors in Brooklyn, but there’s no question that it’s not working. And this front office needs to make a decision soon. They need to get control before it all blows up.

And this week was just another example of a mismanaged organization.

There’s no question that this was a move that should’ve happened immediately. Kyrie is now suspended but because it took the Nets a while to come down with this decision, they’re going to take a hit in the public light. And they probably deserve it.

The Nets are in the midst of a mess again. It hasn’t been a great week for this franchise. It starts with the team firing Steve Nash, then being linked to Ime Udoka (who still has unsettled business with the Boston Celtics), and now the Kyrie Irving suspension. Woof. Another banner week for the dysfunctional franchise that is the Brooklyn Nets.

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I’m not sure what’s next for the Nets but it can’t be worse than the week they just had. Right? RIGHT?