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NBA investigation unable to determine if Utah Jazz executive made alleged racially insensitive comments




Last month, the NBA and Jazz announced an investigation into the team’s executive for alleged racially insensitive comments made in 2015. In February, Millsap wrote on Twitter that Lindsey, the basketball team’s executive vice president of the team, he directed fan comments outgoing interview.

Elijah Millsap of the Utah Jazz handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns on December 21, 2015.

Millsap wrote in part, “Almost 6 years ago. On April 16, 2015, D. Lindsey made intolerant remarks in my exit interview while talking to Q. Snyder:” If you say one more word, I’ll cut you off. black and will send you back to Louisiana. “”

“The investigation could not establish that the alleged statement was made,” the NBA said Monday.

“As part of the investigation process, all participants involved in the 2015 meeting were interviewed and given the opportunity to provide any relevant evidence, including Millsap and Lindsey. The investigation also involved other parties. which could have been in a position to corroborate the allegation, and the review of the meeting notes of the exit interview and other relevant information, ”the statement said.

Following the conclusion, a release from Jazz stated, “We respect the process and results of the league announced today. For more than 25 years, Dennis Lindsey has been a respected basketball executive in the NBA and a leading voice in social justice. within our organization and community. “

CNN has contacted Millsap, but has not received a response.