Larry H. Miller Rumors

Three minutes into my first game, I planted my left foot awkwardly onto the court while passing the ball. I felt some weird and painful twinges in the bottom of my heel and hobbled off the court. Moments later, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey jokingly put me on the injured reserve list. A member of the training staff wrapped my foot in ice, another painful experience in and of itself. Steve Starks, president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, walked by and joked something along the lines of, “Wait. Wasn’t the ice on your other foot a minute ago?”
The home of the Utah Jazz got a new name this past season, and soon it will be getting a makeover. The Larry H. Miller Group is planning a major renovation of Vivint SmartHome Arena, expected to cost more than $100 million, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. “We feel like we’re going to do something in a significant way to make the building feel new again,” Jazz President Steve Starks confirmed Thursday, “and return it to first-class status within the NBA.”
Who will fund the Vivint SmartHome Arena overhaul is unclear. It is anticipated that the Jazz will pay for most of it, though there could also be a public component. In the past, team officials have said the Miller family would explore public funding options only if the renovations benefited other parts of downtown. “It’s not the Miller family’s style to always actively seek public assistance,” Starks said last year. “We want to do this in a way that is sustainable and healthy for us and benefits the community.”