Kyrie Irving appears to have taken Damian Lillard’s advice. The Brooklyn Nets point guard spoke to the media on Monday for the first time this preseason, having received a fine of $25,000 for refusing to talk to reporters last week and, per ESPN, walked back on the comments he made about the Nets not really having a head coach despite hiring Steve Nash.
“Steve’s been amazing,” the former Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics star was quoted as saying. “He kind of commands the respect. I think I’ve got to take back my comments in terms of the head coach back a few months ago. But it’s just like, man, we have such a great synergy. Everyone feels like we’re coaching one another to be better, so I’m grateful for that.”
Nash previously claimed the comments did not bother him.