HoopsHype Greg Miller rumors

March 11, 2013 Updates

Sometimes it pays to obsessively check social media. Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller reached out to three fans this morning via Twitter to invite them to join him at tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons. "3 open seats to the Jazz game tonight," Miller tweeted to three fans. "DM me with contact info before 10a if you'd like to join me." However, only one of the fans responded to the tweet before the deadline, and Miller instead invited two other fans. Deseret News

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“Greg Miller, Randy Rigby and Kevin O’Connor made an excellent choice when they selected Tyrone Corbin to lead this team. I have been very impressed with Ty’s leadership skills, as well as his openness and collaborative nature,” said Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey. “He inherited a young team under difficult circumstances and did a remarkable job last season of developing our players and advancing the team to the playoffs. He has shown poise, steadiness and an overall passion for the franchise’s well-being that I am confident will serve the Jazz well moving forward.” NBA.com

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Lindsey was formally introduced Tuesday during a news conference at the team practice facility. Jazz CEO Greg Miller and president Randy Rigby praised the addition, touting Lindsey’s low-conflict, high-character personal nature. Jazz owner Gail Miller laughed and cried discussing O’Connor’s unyielding devotion to Utah’s lone major professional sports franchise. "I have absolutely no worry that Kevin and I can put a great group together and have great chemistry," said the 43-year-old Lindsey, who spent five seasons in San Antonio as the Spurs’ vice president/assistant GM and was splicing video for Houston in 1997 when John Stockton drilled a Game 6 buzzer-beater that sent the Jazz to the NBA Finals. Salt Lake Tribune

O’Connor had long considered removing himself from the NBA’s daily grind, but held off making the move during a lockout-compressed 2011-12 season that left little time for big-picture planning. Now, Lindsey assumes a position that first appeared within his grasp when he served as the Rockets’ vice president of basketball operations and player personnel. Current Houston GM Daryl Morey assumed that title in 2007, though, and Lindsey spent the past five years adding to his resume in San Antonio. Salt Lake Tribune

Lindsey was a media hit Tuesday. Confident and calm, respectful of the Jazz’s legacy but promising a strong push into the future, Utah’s new GM will immediately be tasked with turning a 2011-12 team that exceeded regular-season expectations into more than just a first-round playoff failure. With as many as eight expiring contracts in hand, young standouts such as Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward still developing, and a talented but tradeable veteran core highlighted by Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson, Lindsey’s first GM job initially looks an NBA executive’s dream. Salt Lake Tribune

July 2, 2012 Updates

Brian T. Smith: #UtahJazz CEO Greg Miller addressed Devin Harris-Marvin Williams trade while speaking with media at #SLC airport. Said he's excited about adding Marvin Williams and acknowledged it's always hard to trade away a player who's contributed to team like Devin Harris had. Twitter

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Jazz CEO Greg Miller and Hall of Fame power forward Karl Malone are back on good terms, after all. They both attended Wednesday's Jazz-Suns game and shared a moment of laughter together in the arena prior to tipoff. "Yeah, Karl and I, we got it worked out," Miller told the Associated Press. "Everything's good." Malone, who had many run-ins with the late Larry H. Miller, railed on Jazz management on a local sports radio show co-hosted by Deseret News columnist Brad Rock. Malone was upset about how he deemed Jerry Sloan was treated and claimed he was forced to buy his own tickets to attend the first game after Sloan's resignation in 2011. Deseret News

April 5, 2012 Updates

A public feud between Jazz CEO Greg Miller and Hall of Fame forward Karl Malone is finally over. Miller and Malone exchanged smiles and warmly embraced Wednesday night in an EnergySolutions tunnel, minutes before the Jazz tipped off against the Phoenix Suns. "Karl and I have got it worked out and everything’s good," Miller said. The official reconciliation was announced during the same night NBA Commissioner David Stern visited ESA. Stern told The Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 6 he wanted Miller and Malone to calmly resolve their differences. Salt Lake Tribune

February 21, 2012 Updates

Out of nowhere, it happened. Jazz CEO Greg Miller and Hall of Fame forward Karl Malone met late Monday inside EnergySolutions Arena, talked for about an hour and 15 minutes, then emerged from their private session to meet the media. Once their closed-door conference was over, there was only more silence. “We talked, and it’s between me and Greg,” Malone said. Miller declined comment. Salt Lake Tribune

But, as Malone conversed with a couple of fans just outside the entrance to the Jazz locker room, Greg Miller walked by — close enough to exchange a high-five with The Mailman — and didn't even acknowledge the franchise's greatest player. Instead, Miller glanced briefly at Malone, looked down as he walked by, and then headed toward his own courtside seat located adjacent to the Jazz bench to watch the second half of Monday night's 106-102 loss to the Spurs. After the game, however, Malone and Miller met briefly courtside and went into the Jazz coaches' office together. Behind closed doors, they talked for almost an hour before Malone exited first. "We talked," The Mailman said. "It's between me and Greg." Deseret News

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In an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, the NBA commissioner said he wants a public spat between the two, played out over the past week and a half in local media and Miller's blog, "put to rest." "I'm looking forward to the next meeting between Greg and Karl," Stern told the newspaper at the league's headquarters in New York before the Jazz's Monday night game against the Knicks. "Not for the sparks that I expect will fly, but for the calming that I think will and should occur," Stern said. "Because [Malone has] meant so much to the franchise and the city over the years and to the Miller family, and the Miller family has meant so much to the franchise and the city for so many years." ESPN.com

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