The NY Post reports John Focke was suspended by the Michael Jordan-owned NBA franchise on August 18, one day after he’d tweeted the N-word in a post about the playoff series involving the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets.
Focke’s original tweet Aug. 17 read: “Shot making in this Jazz-[N-word] game is awesome! [Jamal] Murray and [Donovan] Mitchell going back and forth what a game!”
Focke, who was in his first season as an announcer and podcast host for the Hornets, said the “horrific error” was a typo while he was attempting to type “Nuggets” and he didn’t reread it before sending the post.
“I don’t know how I mistyped, I had (and have) no intention of ever using that word,” Focke tweeted at the time. “I take full responsibility for my actions. I have been sick to my stomach about it ever since. I’m truly sorry that this happened and I apologize to those I offended.”