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Rod Strickland played in the NBA for 17 years. He's coached Division I college basketball and is currently the program manager of the NBA G League's professional path.
Strickland is also Kyrie Irving's godfather. So he has a unique perspective when it comes to Irving's season, which ended on Wednesday in a second-round loss to the Bucks.
"Well obviously it was disappointing to finish up the way they finished up. Proud of him, had a great year. Now it's back to the drawing board," Strickland said in an interview with SNY Thursday when asked about Irving's season at an event unveiling for Budweiser's NBA Draft Lottery promotion. "As far as his future, I want him to go wherever or stay wherever he feels comfortable and he's happy. That's what this is all about. Being happy and being competitive. He's done a lot things in his short time in the NBA. Twenty-seven years old, he's accomplished a lot of things. And so now I just hope that he finds a place, whether it's Boston or whether it's somewhere else, that he's having fun and he's doing his thing."