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Kragthorpe: Tourney celebrates Larry H. Miller’s love of softball

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

By Kurt Kragthorpe / Tribune Columnist
First Published Jul 10 2013 08:45 am • Last Updated Jul 10 2013 11:23 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – There’s a reason the number 9 is displayed on the banner honoring former Jazz owner Larry H. Miller in the rafters of EnergySolutions Arena. The same number adorns his locker in a corner of the room where the players dress.

It has nothing — or everything — to do with basketball. Long before the Jazz came into his life, Miller was obsessed with softball. And to understand Miller’s competitiveness and how that translates in a meaningful way to this upcoming Jazz season, you have to know his softball background. Continue reading