Sidney Lowe, assistant basketball coach for the Utah Jazz, was arrested in North Carolina for having an outstanding warrant.
The 53-year-old has failed to pay state income taxes for the past three years and will now have to pay for his crime. Lowe decided not to file a North Carolina state income tax return in 2009, 2010 and 2011, which just so happens to coincide when he was the head coach for North Carolina State. There is a good chance that Lowe never filed an income tax return for 2012 as well, which means he could be in even more trouble than originally anticipated.
Lowe will face at least three misdemeanor counts of failure to file a state income tax in North Carolina, and will have to pay a hefty fine with the possibility of facing jail time, especially if there is a fourth count.
The Jazz are currently seventh in the Western Conference standings with a record of 31-24. Utah will have to clinch a postseason berth with the same team they started the year out with as the Jazz refused to make any highly talked about trades at the deadline Thursday afternoon.
Lowe played 10 years in the NBA for various teams, including the Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves among others. He has also been coaching steadily since 1991, primarily as an assistant coach in the NBA.
He has also had two separate head coaching jobs for the Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies. Lowe was the point guard for NC State when they went on their Cinderella run to win the 1983 NCAA National Championship.