Jazz Assistant, Ex-NC State Coach Arrested For Not Paying Taxes

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Current Utah Jazz assistant coach and former North Carolina State basketball coach Sidney Lowe was arrested for failing to pay North Carolina state taxes from 2009-11.

From WRAL Sports:

Lowe, who coached the Wolfpack from 2006-2011, is currently an assistant coach with the NBA’s Utah Jazz. At the time of his departure from State, he was making $500,000 per year.

The 53-year-old Lowe faces three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file a North Caroline Individual Income Tax Return and was placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for March 19.

Even though I don’t agree with having to pay taxes, it’s best to just pay them. The government doesn’t mess around when it comes to not paying their money. Just ask Wesley Snipes or any rapper that decided that it wasn’t a good idea to report their income.

The Jazz organization has no comment on the matter and are fully aware of Lowe’s arrest. More than likely, he’ll find his way out of this mess and will be back with the team.

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