I know the headline is a bad pun, but I couldn’t resist. Former NBA star and current Utah Jazz assistant coach Sidney Lowe was arrested on Monday on state tax evasion charges. Lowe is accused of not filing North Carolina tax returns from 2009 through 2011. The charges are misdemeanors, but as Wesley Snipes can tell you, jail time is still possible with such charges. Lowe is a North Carolina resident, so his income is subject to North Carolina tax.
The Deseret News (of Salt Lake City) reports that Mr. Lowe will continue with his coaching duties. The Salt Lake Tribune printed Mr. Lowe’s apology to the team and fans: “This is a personal matter that I take very seriously. I am working very hard to get the issue resolved in a timely manner and I am cooperating fully with all parties involved.”
Mr. Lowe faces a March 19th court date in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.