Utah Jazz appoint Quincy Lewis director of alumni relations
SALT LAKE CITY (October 31, 2022) –The Utah Jazz have named Quincy Lewis, the team’s 1999 first round draft selection, as their first-ever director of alumni relations. In this newly created position, Lewis 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,” said Jazz General Manager Justin Zanik. “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.”
Selected by the Jazz with the 19th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, Lewis spent three seasons in Utah (1999-2002), appearing in 145 games and averaging 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game. He also played one season with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2003-04) and had a six-year stint internationally playing with Maccabi Tel Aviv (2002-03), Lucentum Alicante (2003-05, 2006-07), Olympiacos (2005-06), and Bilbao Basket (2007-09).
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to return to the Jazz organization and the state of Utah in this new role,” said Lewis. “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.”
The Little Rock, Ark., native played four collegiate seasons at the University of Minnesota (1995-99), appearing in 127 career games, averaging 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.
After retiring from professional basketball, Lewis moved into collegiate administration at his alma mater, where he held various roles primarily within development and alumni relations. Lewis also spent a decade as a pregame, halftime, and post-game analyst for Fox Sports North, providing commentary for Minnesota Timberwolves games.