Utah Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey on Wednesday denied allegations of making bigoted comments during an exit interview for former player Elijah Millsap in 2015.
While issuing a series of posts Wednesday on Twitter about how bigotry “is still very well present” and is a problem that needs to be addressed, Millsap alleged that Lindsey “made bigot remarks in my exit interview while conversing with Q. Snyder ‘if you say one more word, I’ll cut your Black ass and send you back to Louisiana.'”
In a statement to the Deseret News about the allegation, Lindsey said: “I categorically deny making that statement.”
Jazz coach Quin Snyder on Wednesday said he has no recollection of that conversation.
“I can’t fathom 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.