Kenny Rodgers said, "You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold'em, and know when to walk away". A GR Gold guard got suspended for not walking away.

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Zak Irvin

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If you are a Michigan Wolverine basketball fan then you know exactly who Zak Irvin is. If not, he was born Zakarie Tyler Irvin on September 5, 1994, he was originally from Fishers, Indiana, and grew up to go to college at Michigan and play basketball for the Wolverines.

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During the Wolverines 2013-2014 season, Irvin was a part of the team that won the Big Ten Conference regular season championship. Irvin has earned several basketball accolades throughout his career.

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Irvin went undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft but did sign on to play with the Miami Heat 2017 NBA Summer League but didn't make the team.

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After not getting signed by the Miami Heat, Irvin went to the Italian Basketball League and then joined an Israeli team but left before playing a game. Then in 2018, Irvin signed with the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League. Irvin spent the next 4 years bouncing around to a variety of teams then in 2023 he signed with the Grand Rapids Gold.

Grand Rapids Gold Guard Nik Irvin Suspended 5 Games

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The NBA G League takes its anti-gambling rules very seriously and on Monday announced that the Grand Rapids Gold guard has been suspended for 5 games.

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According to WOOD, the G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim was the one to announce the suspension but did not reveal the exact rules Irvin violated. Irvin has already missed his first game but will return to the court on December 10 when the Gold take on the Iowa Wolves.

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