Larry H. Miller Rumors
DN: The Jazz are on a roll. How does this current Jazz team represent what the Larry H. Miller Group is all about? Gail Miller: They represent excellence, which is what we’re all about. It starts with us teaching the management of the team, the general manager, the coach, spending time with them to help them understand that we do have values and we do have expectations and we don’t want players in here who would sully our name or bring in a bad element. So they’re very good to understand what we want and then to honor us with that request as they look for players. We’ve had some in the past that have been bad characters, but they don’t last long. And of course we want a championship, but we don’t want to sell our soul for it.
Jonathan Rinehart, a 12-year veteran of the Utah Jazz staff and most recently the vice president of communications, was named today as the team president of the Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Jazz, announced Don Stirling, executive vice president of Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment. “As the Stars begin their second season in Salt Lake City, we are pleased to have Jonathan in a management role due to his extensive experience in the NBA and knowledge about the business and basketball sides of a franchise,” said Stirling. “This is a great opportunity in his taking the leadership reins for one of our growing properties that has a direct impact on the Jazz.”
Sometime before the best season in franchise history, Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller asked one of his superstars for some fashion advice. What did John Stockton think about changing jerseys? “Nope,” the Hall of Fame point guard recalls saying. “I know my opinion. I didn’t want to change anything. The Yankees don’t change their logo. That was my attitude. So why do the Jazz have to change theirs? He took my advice and put it where it mattered, I guess.”