3:53 PM ET
NEW YORK — Without divulging details on Kyrie Irving‘s nonattendance over the past five games, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks said that it was disappointing to be without their All-Star guard but that Irving has assured him he’s looking forward to being back.
“Without a doubt, the organization is disappointed with not having any one of our players — in this particular case, Kyrie, not amongst us,” Marks said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
“I know he’s excited about getting back on the court with his teammates as soon as possible,” Marks added.
Taking questions about Irving for the first time during the guard’s multigame absence, Marks said that Irving has been getting tested for coronavirus daily while he has been away from the team. Marks repeated that Irving will have to address the specifics of his absence directly and that he won’t speak on Irving’s behalf.
Irving has missed Brooklyn’s past five games for personal reasons. During that time, videos surfaced that showed Irving at what appeared to be a family birthday party. The NBA announced that it is investigating whether the behavior in the videos