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Jazz owner Gail Miller pleads for civility: 'We are not a racist community'

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Mar 14, 2019 10:18 PM 1+ week ago

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller addresses fans regarding conduct during games after an incident involving Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook before the Jazz played the Minnesota Timberwolves at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Thursday night's game between the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves tipped off later than scheduled, but the delay was for a very good reason.

Three nights after an ugly verbal altercation between Thunder star Russell Westbrook and a Utah fan made national headlines, Jazz owner Gail Miller stood at center court to deliver a heartfelt message about civility and respect.

"I am extremely disappointed that one of our quote fans conducted himself in such a way as to offend not only a guest in our arena but also me personally, my family, our organization, the community, our players and you, as the best fans in the NBA," Miller said, pausing as a sold-out Vivint Arena erupted in applause.

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