Utah Jazz Dennis Lindsey, executive vice president of basketball operations, on Wednesday denied allegations of making bigoted comments during an exit interview for former player Elijah Millsap in 2015.
When issuing a Series of posts On Wednesday on Twitter on how bigotry is “still very present” and is an issue that needs to be addressed, Millsap claimed Lindsey made “bigot comments in my Exit interview while speaking with Q. Snyder, if you say one more word, I’ll cut your black ass off and send you back to Louisiana. ‘”
In a statement to Deseret News about the allegation, Lindsey said, “I categorically deny making this statement.”
Jazz coach Quin Snyder said Wednesday he had no recollection of that conversation.
“I can’t imagine Dennis saying something like that,” Snyder told reporters after Wednesday’s game.
Millsap averaged 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 67 games over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. He is the younger brother of Paul Millsap, who played his first seven NBA seasons in Utah before leaving after the 2012/13 season.