NBA, Il dirigente della squadra investigativa dell'Utah Jazz su presunti commenti insensibili al razzismo

Gli Utah Jazz stanno indagando su un dirigente della squadra per presunti commenti insensibili alla razza 2015.

Di mercoledì, l'ex jazzista Elijah Millsap ha scritto su Twitter che Dennis Lindsey, the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations, directed bigoted remarks at him during an exit interview.
Elijah Millsap with the Jazz in 2015

Millsap wrote in part, “Almost 6yrs ago. In aprile 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 aand send you back to Louisiana.'
    The team released a statement on Thursday saying, “The Jazz organization has zero tolerance for discriminatory behavior of any kind. We take these matters seriously. We have proactively engaged outside counsel to work in coordination with the NBA to thoroughly investigate this matter. We seek a comprehensive and unbiased review of the situation.
    Lindsey told reporters that he categorically denies making that statement, secondo la squadra. Head Coach Quin Snyder denied any knowledge of the comments.
    After the Jazzvictory over the Lakers on Wednesday, Snyder addressed the allegations, telling reporters, “Onestamente, I don’t remember the conversation. I’d be shockedI can’t fathom Dennis saying something like that.
    Millsap played with the Jazz for two seasons beginning in 2015. His older brother, four-time All-Star Paul Millsap, began his career with the organization, playing his first seven seasons with the team.
      CNN Sports has reached out to Millsap but has not heard back.
      Millsap told the Deseret News on Thursday he doesnot believe (Lindsey) is a racistand that he posted the Tweet because he wanted to show that racially insensitive language still exists in our society. “I want to keep the focus on where it should be at. … I wanted to highlight the use of those kinds of bigoted remarks, seeing that it can be beneficial to others that are suffering in a similar situation.

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