clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Larry Miller family sell the Utah Jazz to Ryan Smith of Qualtrics

New, comments

Ryan Smith is Utah’s version of Mark Cuban

Utah Jazz Jersey Patch Announcement Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

According to Adrian Wojnarowski the Miller family have sold the Utah Jazz to Qualtrics founder Ryan Smith.

This comes as a pretty big surprise as the Jazz made headlines in recent years by creating a trust to keep the team in Utah.

Jazz fans can be assured that the Jazz are staying put in Utah for years to come. Smith has been very involved with the Jazz as a fixture courtside and with his involvement in the “5 For The Fight” campaign and jersey patch. In a lot of ways Ryan Smith will be the “Mark Cuban” of Utah. Smith has made his fortune with the growth of his tech company Qualtrics and just like Cuban, when the opportunity to purchase the team came up, he obviously jumped at the chance.

Time will tell to see how this affects the team, but Gail Miller has been an incredible steward of the team and Jazz fans owe her a debt of gratitude for making sure the team stays in Utah.

Here is the Utah Jazz announcement.