The Jazz pulled together tonight and beat New Orleans soundly and Deron Williams handed Miller's widow Gail the game ball after the win. I loved the old school original Jazz logo patch the players wore on their jerseys with "LHM" embroidered on it. The Jazz players will wear them the rest of the season as a tribute to a great man.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Last night I received a text message from my brother that Larry H. Miller, the owner of the Utah Jazz had died. I subsequently received emails from several friends as they heard the news. He has been in failing health for a while but I guess I hadn't really been paying attention because I was surprised by his death. While it was often easy to joke about old Larry Miller's propensity for tears or that crazy media feud he got caught up in with Karl Malone some years ago, he really was an amazing man who has done a lot for Utah - not just the Jazz. He owned the Jazz for 24 years, built the Delta Center and the talk is he will end up in the hall of fame at some point. I don't think anyone knows how much good LHM did in his life, except maybe his accountant.