Boston Celtics Talk: No bitterness in Utah. Front Office releases statement on Hayward Departure
The Jazz lost their star player, Gordon Hayward, to the Celtics during free agency, and that could not have been easy to watch him go.
It would not be surprising for the Jazz to have been bitter, or even for the front office to remain quiet after Hayward left the team that made him the superstar that he is today.
After all, it was the Jazz who helped mold Hayward into the great player he is. However, to no surprise, all 3 executives,
Gail Miller, Steve Starks and Dennis Lindsey each released a statement on Hayward, and, it was nothing but good.
Gail Miller, Chairman of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies said,
“Gordon has been an important part of our Jazz family for the past seven years. While disappointed that he is moving on, we thank him for his contributions to the organization and wish Gordon, Robyn and their family well. We thank him for his play, his leadership and how well he represented the Jazz and the state of Utah.”
Steve Starks, President, Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment added,
“The Jazz made a compelling case for Gordon to stay and managed the process well. A foundation for success has been established here, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to bring a championship to Utah. From our renovated facilities to our dedicated ownership, we are building a winning culture here
“We are proud of the player that Gordon developed into with the Jazz, and wish him and his family the best of luck. Despite his departure, we still have a tremendous coaching staff and very good young core of players in place as we move forward.”
As a Celtic Fan, I am excited and very optimistic about Mr. Hayward being added to our roster. We have an awesome team and I look forward to seeing what our new superstar can bring to the table.