The former Los Angeles Laker and his daughter Gianna died Sunday in the crash, and as many as seven other people may have been killed.
Wei Xu’s attorney said the judge reduced his time in prison by a year because of his service with the federal agency.
Federal investigators say poor flying conditions in the Los Angeles area are a focus of the investigation. Bryant, his daughter and seven other people died.
The league said it made the decision "out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving."
"I got three small kids and am trying to figure out how to navigate life with three kids and no mom," Matt Mauser said of the death of his wife, Christina.