I know the Millers have business interests across the west, but their primary
business is in Utah. Selling the team would make a lot of people upset, and hurt
their other businesses. For 625 million they might not care. But it is something
they would have to consider.
VetI appreciate that, and I too took a giant leap onto the jump to a
conclusion matt.all is well my friend, and thanks in advance for
helping me move
The NBA is as unwatchable as ever. Few good shooters, WWF-style play, who knows
what a fouls is or isn't, stars are protected and play by separate rules,
guys don't start playing hard until the 3rd quarter....I could go on and
on.I'm not sure I'll every buy season tickets
@pocyUteI probably should not have included you in my original comment
because you just said you don't like the NBA and didn't include any
comments that the team should move. So I apologize for including you.As far as my acceptance of divergent views, I do like to feel that I am that
way as long as the views make some sense. For example I hear things all the time
where both sides make valid points and arguments between the groups can lead to
a compromise that is better for all. But, I can't see even one good
argument for moving the Jazz out of state, not anything thing at all. Comments
like "heck, move the Jazz", or "sounds good, make it happen" or
"the Jazz are old hat, who cares" as mentioned by posters are just dumb.
If you want to move the Jazz come up with at least 1 reason that you see
beneficial to the state of Utah.Again, pocyUte, I can understand
that not everyone is an NBA fan and that's ok. So if you ever want to move
back to Utah and need some help moving furniture, give me a call:)
The Miller must be laughing at Doug Robinson.
vet,wow, I don't think I commented that the Jazz should or
shouldn't move. I merely stated that I don't care for the product the
NBA puts on the floor. Why play 48 minutes? the only time that matters is the
last 4 minutes, the only time when the players seem to actually play hard. This
is not the case with football or baseball. I'm a huge sports fan. I love
professional sports. I love college sports. I wish Utah had a professional
football and a baseball team. All I am saying is that the NBA, as a whole, and
the Jazz included is unwatchable for me. This may change, but, for the time
being I don't really care for it.I would commend you on your
acceptance of divergent views. Telling someone to leave cause they don't
feel like you is very accepting and understanding. But you don't have to
worry, I don't live in Utah anymore, so you can rest at ease.
@Mr. Red, Denver2Portland,thebig1,pocyUte:The only people in the
state of Utah that would benefit from the sale and relocation of the Jazz would
be the Millers. I would not be surprised to see them sell the team as I have
mentioned many times on these boards because they don't share the same
passion for the team that Larry Miller had. Whether you think the
NBA (or the Jazz) are "unwatchable" has nothing to do with the benefit
it brings to a city of having a professional sports team located there. If you
hate living in a city that has a professional sports team, you could try
relocating. I hear Iowa is nice and there you can avoid having to worry about a
team in your city.I'm all for the Jazz making some changes to
improve the team, but moving them out of state is not one of them. My hope is
the Millers would sell the team, but to another Utah concern that wants to keep
the team here and has the ability to make some good basketball decisions.
fact is that SLC is on the up swing, its growing and a good place for business.
Down the road 5 years it will be even a better place for an NBA franchise. I
don't see the Millers selling out in the near future. In fact SLC should
try and lure an MLB franchise. They need to do more to save downtown. LDS church
how about stepping up and buying the devil rays.
Just please change the name. Utah Jazz? Seriously.
big1,It isn't just the Jazz, its the NBA in general. A
completely unwatchable product
Ya the jazz are old hat who cares
The players mouth the party line.The potential draft picks mouth the
party line.The players continue to make big money.The
owner continues to make big money with the potential to make even bigger
money.Local businesses make money when the Jazz are in town.Jobs are created as a result of the Jazz.Fans continue to go
to the games.What's missing?Playoff basketball?All of the above will continue to exist without playoff basketball.There is simply no motivation to do better/get better...$625,000,000 for the Kings?I rest my case!
Kansas City Jazz. Sounds good, make it happen. I predict in 2019,
the Utah Jazz will be in Kansas City, MO.
All worry abount nothing.
Also, the NBA is looking to expand in Europe and China to make the NBA global.
I could see the NBA moving small market teams to Europe and China to keep the
quality of the league from being too diluted.
The sale of the Jazz can happen and this article should be taken seriously. SLC
is not a city with 4 major sporting franchises. WHen it comes time for that
arena, SLC and Utah need to step up and pay for it with tourism related use
taxes or another city will. The Jazz bring in money and attention to Utah.
What's your rationale, MrRed?
Heck move the Jazz...SeattleSt. LouisLas VegasFt.
Worth, TXKC, MOBuffalo, NYQuebec, PQMexico City, MXFargo, NDCincinnatti, OHLittle Rock, ARAthens, GreeceNashville, TNBuenos Aires ArgentinaJust out of SLC!