Randy Rigby Rumors
The Utah Jazz are offering EVE WinterFest attendees the opportunity to enjoy the Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers game on Dec. 31, while also experiencing the three-day celebration. Passes to the EVE WinterFest are on sale now. “We are excited to be a community partner in this year’s EVE WinterFest,” said Randy Rigby, president of the Utah Jazz.
The Utah Jazz announced today the local television and radio broadcast schedule for the team’s 2015-16 season. Jazz fans will again be able to tune in to ROOT SPORTS and The Zone Sports Network for game coverage. “We are excited to again have ROOT SPORTS and The Zone broadcast our regular season home and away games,” said Randy Rigby, Utah Jazz president. “We feel our veteran television and radio broadcasters are the best in the business to give our fans in-depth coverage and analysis of the game.”
Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey will represent the team on stage, while Jazz President Randy Rigby will also be in attendance for the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery. This will be the first time Lindsey has served as the Jazz team representative during the NBA Draft Lottery. Kevin O’Connor (in 2004-06, 2010-11), Rigby (2013) and Bryan Miller (2014) were the Jazz’s on-stage participants for each of the franchise’s seven previous Lottery appearances.
Statement from Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby: “I can reassure fans that the Jazz are conducting business as usual and that the changes are designed to keep the LHM Group, including the Utah Jazz, intact as a community asset for future generations. We are grateful to Greg for his many contributions in supporting the Jazz, and look forward to him continuing to serve as our Governor on the NBA Board and as an active member of several NBA executive committees. As owners, the Miller family still runs the Jazz and remains engaged and committed to building a championship-caliber team.”
General manager Dennis Lindsey and team president Randy Rigby will travel to Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday morning to make what a press release forwarded from the Utah Jazz described as a “major announcement” regarding the future of basketball in Treasure Valley. In other words, the Jazz and Idaho Stampede are finally going to announce what has previously been reported: They’re joining together in an exclusive one-on-one affiliation. This will be the third time Utah and Idaho have been partners, although this time the Jazz will be the Stampede’s only NBA affiliate.
Don’t expect a Utah Jazz coaching decision — or even interviews — to happen anytime soon. For one thing, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey and assistant GM Justin Zanik are on a scouting trip in Europe through the end of next week. For another, Jazz president Randy Rigby reiterated that the organization is just beginning the process of establishing requirements for Tyrone Corbin’s replacement. “It will be an exhaustive search. We’ll be expeditious, though,” Rigby said Wednesday during an interview on The Zone Sports Network. “But we’ll be sensitive to taking the necessary time, so that we get it right and it will be the right selection for the Utah Jazz.”