Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby to retire at end of 2015-16 season

Posted at 4:08 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 18:08:35-05
Randy Rigby. Image courtesy Utah Jazz

Randy Rigby. Image courtesy Utah Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz announced Wednesday that President Randy Rigby will be retiring at the end of the 2015-16 season after a career with the team that began in 1986.

According to a press release from the team, Rigby will be transitioning into the role of an organizational adviser at the end of the season. His contributions to the franchise will be recognized at an upcoming Jazz game, but a specific date has not been announced.

“In my career reflections, I have decided that after 30 wonderful years with the Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment to announce my retirement at the end of this season,” Rigby stated. “I want to thank my family, the Miller family, the Jazz and NBA family, and this great community for the incredible memories, experiences, support and people that have been part of this choice journey. I am excited about the future of the Jazz and my continued involvement as an adviser. I look forward to remaining involved in the community and in pursuing new opportunities both personally and professionally. It has been a privilege to be part of this first-class organization.”

Steve Starks, currently president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, will also become president of the Utah Jazz. Starks has been overseeing the operation of the NBA team since his appointment in March 2015. Starks has been with the Jazz since 2007, and he previously held a position of executive vice president of the Larry H. Miller Management Corporation.

“I look forward to Randy staying as part of the Jazz family for years to come,” Starks stated. “His institutional knowledge and experience will continue to benefit us in our pursuit of developing a championship-caliber team.”

Gail Miller, owner of the Larry H. Miller Group, also commented on the announcement.

“Randy has had a remarkable career and contributed in so many ways,” Miller stated. “He has been an excellent representative of the Jazz at the NBA level and in the community. We have been fortunate to have had his guiding hand on the franchise. Beyond his work, our family has appreciated his loyalty and friendship through the years.”