- The sale would be for more than $1.6 billion.
- Smith is a lifelong Utah resident and Utah Jazz fan.
- The decision awaits approval from the NBA Board of Governors, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Smith reacted to the news with three double-eye emojis, which is as much of a confirmation as you could ask for.
Other reactions filtered online as people wondered what this means for the future of the NBA franchise and how Smith will handle the Jazz in the near future.
Also Very grateful for the Miller family and the amazing organization that they have built over the years! It’s a new chapter for the Jazz but they will forever be a big part of this team and none of this would be possible without them.— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) October 28, 2020
Congratulations to the Miller family. They have developed a terrific franchise in the @UtahJazz — and congratulations to @RyanQualtrics for investing in the Jazz and in Utah. I wish all involved great success, and thank them for all they’ve done to make Utah the state of sport.— Gary R. Herbert (@GovHerbert) October 28, 2020
The Miller Family gave Utah a generation of camaraderie, fandom, and joy when they brought us the @UtahJazz. Thank you, Miller Family, for the many seasons of competition and excitement you gifted our city and state. Welcome @RyanQualtrics! #TakeNote https://t.co/NuGD79t0zv— Mayor Erin Mendenhall (@slcmayor) October 28, 2020
Price for the Jazz at $1.6 Billion is a good sign for the NBA.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 28, 2020
Forbes, weeks before Covid-19 locked everything up, had the Jazz at $1.55 Billion.
This includes the arena, so there is a discount, but not as much as I would have thought.
I'm so giddy about this new chapter for the Utah Jazz I just can't handle it, haha. This is a great day.— Spencer Ryan Hall (@spencerhall) October 28, 2020
WOW! The Miller family selling the @utahjazz Was so lucky to do a handful of shows with Larry Miller while in SLC from his dealerships. His passion for the team and community, along with Gail's, was second to none. New owner lifelong Jazz fan. Still kind of sad day.— Ian Furness (@IanFurnessSea) October 28, 2020