Tribute videos of the late Utah Jazz owner, Larry H Miller.
SALT LAKE CITY-- Larry H. Miller will be laid to rest tomorrow, and two of his most famous players will be there to pay their respects.
John Stockton and Karl Malone will pay their respects, as will NBA Commissioner David Stern and the whole Jazz team. But all Utahns are invited to the viewing Friday afternoon and funeral Saturday at EnergySolutions arena.
The public viewing is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday in the VIP room at the EnergySolutions arena. Attendees should enter through the arena's main entrance on the plaza level, and, according to the team, they are asked to refrain from taking photos or using recording devices.
Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday, at EnergySolutions arena and are also open to the public. Still and video cameras are banned there as well.
This is the area that I feel strongest about. As a staunch defender of the idea that small markets in this country deserve and can support NBA franchises, not just major media markets and places that provide financial support for every other professional team but the NBA one, Miller was the kind of man with vision that I have no choice but to admire. He helped a team become a part of a community, and proved that fans are made of more than how many jerseys they buy. He held a vision for that team and he was a part of it. He wasn’t just some dude in a box upstairs, he was a vital part of the culture of that team, and he impacted the lives of those players and the entire team. He stuck by Jerry Sloan because he knew Sloan was a good coach who conducted business with class and respect. How rare is that in this day and age? And to do this in a place that isn’t the most profitable? That’s the kind of leadership we need more of in sports business.
Larry Miller funeral arrangements announced
February 21st, 2009 @ 9:15pm
A viewing for Larry H. Miller will be held Friday, February 27, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. at the EnergySolutions Arena, in the VIP room, 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
Funeral services will take place at the EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at noon. Interment to immediately follow at the Salt Lake Cemetery, 200 N Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Larry H. Miller Charities, for the benefit of women and children in need, 301 West South Temple, SLC, UT 84101.