Nets head coach Steve Nash announces Kyrie Irving welcomed a newborn

This week has been a big week for the Brooklyn Nets. Earlier this week the  preseason began ahead of a highly anticipated campaign, and news has broken that star guard Kyrie Irving has welcomed a newborn child.

According to basketball insider, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic, head coach Steve Nash announced that Irving and his wife had a baby.

Irving had a pretty great game earlier this week in the team’s preseason opener, he also praised newly acquired forward Royce O’Neale and the intangibles that he brings to the hardcourt.

It is unclear if Irving will be playing on Wednesday night.

Irving had quite a long off-season as he failed to reach a contract extension with the Nets team at the beginning of the summer. Following the contract failure, there were rumors for a couple of weeks that Irving wanted to be shipped away from Brooklyn.

The ball-handling guard will likely be back in the lineup soon.

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