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March 18, 2015 Updates

Andy Larsen: Starks will oversee the operation of the Utah Jazz, the Salt Lake Bees, EnergySolutions Arena, KJZZ, 1280AM, 97.5FM, and the Tour of Utah. Twitter @andyblarsen

Utah holds a team option on the second year of the contract he signed last summer. Booker thought at the time that it might wind up being a one-season proposition, but he's now holding out hope for a longer stay. "I definitely want to be back," Booker said. "I love this place. I have great teammates, and I see big things for the team. I want to be a part of that." Salt Lake Tribune

March 17, 2015 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has recalled guard Ian Clark from the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusive D-League affiliate. Clark was assigned to the Stampede on Feb. 24. Clark (6-3, 180, Belmont) appeared in seven games (six starts) for the Stampede, averaging 14.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.0 minutes per contest. He scored in double figures in five games, reaching 20-plus points once. In his last three games, Clark averaged 15.0 points on 44.4 percent shooting (16-of-36) and 3.7 assists. NBA.com

Gobert shares the same agent as Labeyrie, and the two played together on the French 20-and-under national team. “He wants to play in the NBA and I know he can, I don’t know if it can be next season, but maybe, yeah,’’ the rookie Gobert said. “I haven’t talked to him about it yet. He’s more of a power forward than center, though. He’s not a center. “He’s athletic and can drive and can shoot. I think he’d like to be in New York. I was happy for him.’’ New York Post

March 16, 2015 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz are showing interest in the possible call up of Eric Griffin of Texas in the NBA D-League, league sources told RealGM. Griffin — one of the D-League’s best wing prospects — has averaged 17.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per night in 39 games for the Texas Legends. He joined Dallas’ affiliate after signing an offseason deal to training camp with the Mavericks. RealGM

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.” NBA.com

Greg Miller, the CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, including the Utah Jazz, will step down after seven years to pursue personal interests. The Deseret News has obtained a copy of the press release announcing the decision. It says Gail Miller, the owner of the LHM group, would transition the Group to a new corporate structure, which will include an outside board of directors. Deseret News

The Utah Jazz announced today that team has signed guard Bryce Cotton to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Cotton signed his first of two 10-day contracts with the Jazz on Feb. 24 and has appeared in three Jazz games, averaging 1.7 points in 4.0 minutes per contest. NBA.com

March 15, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: Hearing that the Utah Jazz are lining up another 10-day deal for @nbadleague rebound machine Jack Cooley. Jack Cooley already had one 10-day with Jazz and has been a 20/20 guy since return to @nbadleague, topped by record-setting game w/29 boards. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

A rejuvenated Kanter is averaging 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 55 percent from the field since being traded. His smile broadens while he raves about his new point guard and mentor. "I have no words," Kanter said. "He has been unbelievable. He is helping his teammates, he is scoring the ball, and he is rebounding. He has been really good." NBA.com


Karl Malone and John Stockton are followed by a player whose jersey was just recently retired by the Jazz and another one that gets booed when he returns to Salt Lake City.


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