Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller, who died Friday from complications from diabetes, was something of an icon in Salt Lake City. He owned a number car dealerships in town, including one that’s next door to the Jazz’s practice facility. Derek Fisher played for the Jazz for one season and recalled that Miller was as much a part of Utah as the Jazz.
“It was just always refreshing to know that he cared so much about the success of the team and that it wasn’t just a business,” Fisher said tonight.”It wasn’t just a piece of the portfolio. It wasn’t just about dollars and cents with him. It was about trying to provide the best team and the best product for the Jazz fans.”