Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve addresses John Focke controversy

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The name John Focke is very familiar to WNBA fans – particularly fans of the Minnesota Lynx.

Focke was the long-time radio voice of Minnesota Lynx games on 106.1 Bob FM in the Twin Cities before he departed from Minnesota and went south to Charlotte to become the new play-by-play voice of Hornets games on WFNZ 610 The Fan.

Sloane Martin, who is also a reporter for WCCO-AM 830, took Focke’s place.

Focke has found himself in a bit of hot water as of late for a controversial and eye-opening tweet he sent while watching a Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff game.

Instead of tweeting “Nuggets,” in reference to the Denver team, he tweeted the n-word, which earned him an indefinite suspension via the Hornets.

The coach and general manager of the Lynx, Cheryl Reeve, of course knows Focke well … and took to Twitter to give her take on the matter.

Focke himself also took to his Twitter and addressed the controversy.

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