SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz played Wednesday's game against the Indiana Pacers with heavy hearts.
The organization held a touching moment of silence before tipoff at EnergySolutions Arena in honor of Jazz CEO Greg Miller's slain mother-in-law, Sherry Black, who was stabbed to death Tuesday.
General manager Kevin O'Connor informed Jazz players at their morning shootaround session about the slaying of the 64-year-old mother of Miller's wife, Heidi.
"(Our) thoughts and prayers go out to the Miller family," Jazz captain Deron Williams said. "The world we live in is messed up, and things like this shouldn't happen but they do. Everybody should be with their family."Comment on this story
Black's husband, Earl, found her with "obvious" stab wounds in their family business, B&W Billiards and Book at 3466 S. 700 East, at 1:43 p.m.
Sloan was also solemn while speaking of the tragedy.
"It's a terrible thing to have to deal with, I'm sure," Sloan said. "Our hearts go out to the Miller family and Heidi and her family.
"You never know," he added. "That's why you've got to put everything you've got into today and worry about tomorrow later."
The homicide is under investigation by the South Salt Lake police.