Raptors assistant Griffin denies domestic abuse allegations
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Toronto Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin denied domestic abuse allegations against him Thursday.

Griffin's ex-wife, Audrey, said on Twitter that Griffin threw her into a wall and choked her, among numerous other allegations.

"This morning, accusations were made against me on social media by my former wife that I vehemently deny," Griffin said in a statement, according to The Athletic's Blake Murphy. "We are involved in a longstanding legal dispute over alimony and child support arrangements.

"I am disappointed to have to address false accusations in this way, and I apologize for any distraction this has potentially caused for our team at this important time."

In her post, Audrey also said Griffin dragged her across the lawn while she was pregnant and threw a ceramic vase at her.

The Raptors say they were "dismayed" upon learning of the allegations against Griffin and immediately confronted him.

"Our leadership immediately spoke with him, and he flatly denied the allegations in the post," the club said in a statement. "We will support the process as he and his former partner settle these matters."

Griffin will coach in Toronto's final seeding game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, according to Doug Smith of The Toronto Star. The 46-year-old is in his second season as Nick Nurse's lead assistant.

Raptors assistant Griffin denies domestic abuse allegations
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