Utah Jazz Bear Performer Fired After 24 Years

After performing as the Jazz Bear for 24 years, Jon Absey has reportedly been let go according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Jazz spokesman Frank Zang had this to say:

“Jazz Bear will continue to be one of the most iconic mascots in the NBA,” Zang said. “Out of respect for his character, which is separate from any employee ever associated with it, we have never discussed his identity. We do not discuss individual personnel matters.”

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