Utah Jazz stars John Stockton and Karl Malone briefly traded their basketball jerseys for logoed golf shirts Wednesday as they cut the ribbon to officially launch Stockton to Malone Honda auto dealership in Sandy.
"Your all-star dealership," is the slogan of the new business located in the Sandy Auto Mall, 10860 South Auto Mall Drive.The partnership between Stockton and Malone will operate under a management agreement with the Larry H. Miller Group of companies. Miller owns the Jazz, the primary employer of the two all-stars.
The new franchise is the third automotive venture for Malone, who has Karl Malone Toyota dealerships in Sandy and in Albuquerque, N.M. The Honda store is Stockton's first venture into the auto business.
It will surprise no one to hear that the new dealership is equipped with a full-size outdoor basketball court that will be used for promotions.
Both Malone and Stockton were on hand for the ceremonies Wednesday afternoon.
The dealership is located on a 6.5-acre site at the mall. The building encompasses 47,000 square feet and includes 24 service bays.