Former Jazz player Elijah Millsap accuses team VP Dennis Lindsey of making bigoted comments

Lindsey denies the allegation
Elijah Millsap
Posted at 6:13 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 14:08:34-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Jazz player Elijah Millsap tweeted that Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey made bigoted comments toward him during a meeting between the player and executive after the 2014-15 season, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

“Almost 6yrs ago. On April 16, 2015, D. Lindsey made bigot remarks in my exit interview while conversing with Q. Snyder “if u say one more word, I’ll cut your Black ass and send you back to Louisiana,” Millsap wrote.

At the end of each season, players typically meet with front office executives and coaches and discuss the season and the upcoming summer of desired improvement. That’s where Millsap alleges Lindsey made the remarks.

He also said that Jazz head coach Quin Snyder was in the room at the time.

A Utah Jazz spokesman said Lindsey "categorically denies making that statement."

Snyder also spoke about the allegation in a post-game interview Wednesday night.

"Honestly, I don't remember the conversation, but I'd be shocked if... I can't fathom Dennis saying something like that," Snyder said.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert said he and Millsap were close during Millsap's time with the Jazz.

"Elijah was actually one of the guys I was close with when he was part of the team a few years ago, so I am just going to reach out to him and find out. But until we have more information it’s hard to tell and it was, six years ago, you know? That’s why it’s tough to understand hopefully we get more information," Gobert said of the allegation.

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