NBA Players Born In Salt Lake City (UT), United States
The Utah Jazz began life as the New Orleans Jazz . When owner Sam Battisone decided to move the team in 1979 due primarily to financial concerns, he chose Salt Lake City. Oddly enough, Battisone decided to not only keep the Jazz name , but also the Mardi Gras color scheme of green, purple and gold.
Danny Schayes , who spent his first two years in the NBA with the Jazz from 1981-83, is the 28th oldest. He retired at 40 years and three days old. The oldest active player in the NBA is Vince Carter .
The Utah Jazz are a team in the National Basketball Association in Utah . They were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1970s. Jazz music is popular in New Orleans, and the team was named the Jazz when it was in New Orleans. The team kept the name when it moved to Utah .
Team Menu: Utah Jazz
|1st Place, Northwest (10-4)|
|Record 10-4||Predictive rank #4||Streak W6|
Jeff Hornacek – Hall of Fame Class of 1999.
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Let’s take a look at the top 5 current NBA players that grew up in New York. Kemba Walker , Bronx, NY. Carmelo Anthony , New York, New York. Andre Drummond , Mount Vernon, New York. Tobias Harris, Islip, New York. Rudy Gay, Brooklyn, New York.
Karen Gail Miller (nee Saxton, born October 14, 1943) is an American billionaire businesswoman, the wealthiest person in Utah , the widow of Larry H. Gail Miller (businesswoman)
|Occupation||Chairwoman and owner, Utah Jazz Chairwoman and owner, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies (LHM Group)|
|Chicago Stags||Chicago, Illinois||145–92|
|Cleveland Rebels||Cleveland, Ohio||30–30|
|Denver Nuggets||Denver, Colorado||11–51|
|Detroit Falcons||Detroit, Michigan||20–40|
“As with the tradition of Mardi Gras, the three original team colors were emblematic of the following: purple for justice, green for faith, gold for power.” The Jazz remained in New Orleans for five years (1974-79) before ownership decided to move the team to Salt Lake City following the 1978-79 season.