Greg Miller Rumors
Steve Starks has been named the president of Miller Sports Properties, the arm of the company that runs the Utah Jazz. The move is the latest detail of the corporate restructuring that includes the construction of a board of directors that will replace Greg Miller as CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of companies. Group president Clark Whitworth made the announcement Wednesday. Jim Olson had been acting president on an interim basis and will remain as CEO of the sports branch.
Andy Larsen: I’m trying to confirm Greg Miller’s resignation, but having 2 separate places report this with different verbiage is worth noting, at least.
“This is the right move for me personally, for my family and for the business,’’ Greg Miller is quoted as saying. “It has been a privilege to fill the role of CEO and to be a steward of this outstanding organization that my parents sacrificed so much to create and develop. The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies is now entering a new phase and requires a new structure. I have been fortunate to have worked with some of the best and brightest people anywhere.”
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.
Greg Miller’s passions extend beyond the basketball court. One of them includes traveling the globe. The Utah Jazz CEO recently completed a 58,196-mile journey, titled Expeditions 7, that spanned three years and covered all seven continents. “I embarked on Expeditions 7 with the goal of driving the same Land Cruiser on every continent and a mission to inspire others to travel and open their eyes to the world, even if it’s in their own backyard,” Miller said in a news release that detailed the expedition. “Three years later, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge, life lessons and learned that the journey is more fun when you are able to share it with others.”
Greg Miller: Challenge accepted! I challenge Colonel Danny Fuhr of the #UHP to take the challenge. youtu.be/WkI1geUW5eg
Greg Miller on whether the new CBA is helping small market teams stay competitive: “I think it’s had the effect of leveling the playing field. The luxury tax is now so punitive that even the markets with deeper pockets would have to be really crazy to go into that. I can tell you that as long as our family owns the team and the current tax structure, you’ll never see the Jazz go into the luxury tax. The playing field has been leveled somewhat. I think it’s a good thing for small markets. I think it’s a little too new to have a completely clear picture of the impacts. I think based on what we’ve seen, it’s been good for small markets and good for the league.”
Jazz CEO Greg Miller on the quiet Jazz trade deadline, and contentment with the team as constructed: “I’d say that this has been a very good developmental year. Going into the season, we stated openly our plan is to go young and develop the young guys into a championship contender. I think the development we’ve seen has been exactly what we’ve hoped for. And I’m happy with it.”
The owner and CEO of the Utah Jazz is set to be featured on the CBS reality TV show “Undercover Boss.” Greg Miller disguised himself a few times over for an episode that chronicles game-night happenings at EnergySolutions Arena. Miller tried out four jobs alongside Jazz employees, including a halftime performer and a human basketball hoop. He also served up burgers and hotdogs as a concessions worker.
Details about Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller’s upcoming appearance on the hit reality TV show “Undercover Boss” have been released. A CBS news release confirms the episode for 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, saying that Miller will “attempt to make halftime history” as he works with the Jazz dunk team. “Also,” the statement adds, “the boss’ team spirit is put to the test when he is asked to become a human basketball hoop as a member of the Interactive Team.” An image of Miller’s disguise was also released, showing him with a dark brown beard, fake teeth, glasses and a Jazz hat, making him unrecognizable at first glance. Whether the costume fooled Miller’s own employees remains to be seen.
Brad Rock: Greg Miller: Jazz not for sale, won’t be unless other properties (i.e. jobs for Utahns) endangered. LHM Group doing great financially.
Jody Genessy: After a dispute with Deron Williams, Jerry Sloan told Greg Miller, “I’m out of gas.” Miller tried to convince him to stay but couldn’t.
The 12 owners on the NBA’s relocation/finance committee will make the recommendation on the future of the Kings: • Peter Holt, Spurs (chairman of the board of governors) • Micky Arison, Heat • Clay Bennett, Thunder • Jeanie Buss, Lakers • James Dolan, Knicks • Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics • Ted Leonsis, Wizards • Greg Miller, Jazz • Robert Sarver, Suns • Herb Simon, Pacers • Larry Tanenbaum, Raptors • Glen Taylor, Timberwolves
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.