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Quincy Lewis Named Utah Jazz Director Of Alumni Relations

Oct 31, 2022, 3:26 PM

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Utah Jazz guard Quincy Lewis (Photo Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport)

(Photo Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Jazz guard Quincy Lewis has been named the team’s Director of Alumni Relations.

The position is the first of its kind for the Jazz.

The former 1999 first-round draft selection will lead the team’s alumni programming and initiatives across the organization and in the community.

“Our organization has a deep appreciation for the many players who have helped build our franchise,” Jazz General Manager Justin Zanik said in a release from the team.

“Throughout the process of finding the best candidate for this position, it was clear that Quincy was the perfect fit. His experience as a former Jazzman combined with his knowledge of the business of basketball makes him uniquely suited to lead our alumni relations program.”

 

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After retiring from professional basketball, Lewis moved into collegiate administration at his alma mater the University of Minnesota where he held various roles including alumni relations.

Lewis also spent time as an analyst for Fox Sports North, providing commentary for Minnesota Timberwolves games.

he Little Rock, Ark., native played four collegiate seasons at the University of Minnesota prior to being selected by the Jazz in 1999. Lewis averaged 12.7 points, 4.0 boards, and 1.5 assists. As a senior in 1998-99, he averaged 23.1 points per game, earning the Big Ten Conference’s scoring title and All-American recognition.

Lewis was the 19th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, and spent three seasons in Utah appearing in 145 contests and averaging 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game.

He also played one season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and had a six-year stint internationally playing with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Lucentum Alicante, Olympiacos, and Bilbao Basket.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to return to the Jazz organization and the state of Utah in this new role,” Lewis told the Jazz.

“Getting drafted by the franchise and spending three years here was a dream come true. The chance to come back and be part of the team in a different capacity brings things full circle. I’m looking forward to working with former players and to grow and strengthen their connections with not only the team but also the community at large.”

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Quincy Lewis Named Utah Jazz Director Of Alumni Relations