NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo says he didn’t speak with Andray Blatche after the center was questioned in a sexual assault investigation Tuesday.
“I didn’t get into any of that with any — you know, my job is to coach the roster that Billy gives me,” Carlesimo told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Friday.
CBS Philly, citing sources, reported that a 21-year-old female filed a complaint alleging she was sexually assaulted around 4 a.m. Tuesday at the Four Seasons. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Blatche was questioned, but the preliminary investigation showed he was “not personally involved. … He was there, but he was not involved.”
The Nets were in Philadelphia for a game against the 76ers. Blatche was active and played for Brooklyn after he was questioned by investigators.
When asked directly if Blatche approached him for a conversation, Carlesimo replied, “No. Uh-uh. We just — we went and played.”