More than a thousand Utahns showed just how jazzed up they are over the Utah Jazz at midday Tuesday when they jampacked the Salt Palace plaza to cheer the players, the coaches and others involved in the basketball team's stellar 1987-88 season - and to get excited about next year's possibilities. "The best is yet to come," said an emotional Larry Miller, left, the car dealer-owner of the National Basketball team. In turn, team members praised and tossed mini-balls to their fans. The Jazz won a franchise record 47 games this season, then went on to excellent post-season play, defeating Portland 3-1 in a best of five series and pestering last year's NBA champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, by winning three games in a seven-game series with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and company. "As you can see," Jazz guard Bobby Hansen told the cheering fans, "the world champions are getting old - and we're nothing but young." Gov. Norm Bangerter put in an appearance at Tuesday's rally to officially declare May 24, 1988, as "Utah Jazz Day." What about "Utah Jazz Year?"