It's been a little under a year since the Millers sold the Jazz to Ryan Smith. This change to younger, fresh ownership is paying off and is headed in the right direction imo. Smith is bringing new energy and appears committed to working hard to have a successful franchise, including spending lots of time cultivating important relationships and friendships in the NBA. He brought in his high profile, NBA friend Dwayne Wade to an ownership stake and Smith frequently plays golf with Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell. Danny Ainge and Tony Finau are also Smith golf partners.
I suspect Smith is chipping away at the reputation of the Utah Jazz as an uncool franchise to play for, while trying to build a championship organization. Maybe there is even a chance that Donovan won't bolt from Utah during his next free agency. Lol.
Deseret News - Jazz owner Ryan Smith on golf, the NBA, his friendship with Tony Finau and Pebble Beachhttps://www.deseret.com/2021/8/30/22647375/jazz-owner-ryan-smith-nba-golf-tony-finau-qualtrics-byu-nba