Doug Robinson: Shssh, don't tell the Millers about the rich offers for the Sacramento Kings

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  • Noodlekaboodle Poplar Grove, UT
    May 15, 2013 3:16 p.m.

    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.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    May 15, 2013 12:38 p.m.


    I 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

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2013 12:01 p.m.

    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 again.....EVER!!

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    May 15, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    I 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:)

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    May 15, 2013 10:01 a.m.

    The Miller must be laughing at Doug Robinson.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    May 15, 2013 9:49 a.m.


    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.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    May 15, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    @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.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    May 14, 2013 11:44 p.m.

    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.

  • Joe Schmoe Orem, UT
    May 14, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    Just please change the name. Utah Jazz? Seriously.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    May 14, 2013 10:38 p.m.


    It isn't just the Jazz, its the NBA in general. A completely unwatchable product

  • thebig1 SLC, UT
    May 14, 2013 9:43 p.m.

    Ya the jazz are old hat who cares

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 14, 2013 9:32 p.m.

    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!

  • Denver2Portland Denver, CO
    May 14, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    Kansas City Jazz.

    Sounds good, make it happen. I predict in 2019, the Utah Jazz will be in Kansas City, MO.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 14, 2013 7:10 p.m.

    All worry abount nothing.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    May 14, 2013 6:50 p.m.

    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.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    May 14, 2013 6:47 p.m.

    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.

  • DHan Syracuse, UT
    May 14, 2013 6:18 p.m.

    What's your rationale, MrRed?

  • MrRed Salt Lake City, UT
    May 14, 2013 5:40 p.m.

    Heck move the Jazz...

    St. Louis
    Las Vegas
    Ft. Worth, TX
    KC, MO
    Buffalo, NY
    Quebec, PQ
    Mexico City, MX
    Fargo, ND
    Cincinnatti, OH
    Little Rock, AR
    Athens, Greece
    Nashville, TN
    Buenos Aires Argentina

    Just out of SLC!