SALT LAKE CITY — Count Jazz center Rudy Gobert as one who approves of the team's sale to Ryan Smith.
The 2-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year expressed his gratitude to the Miller family on Twitter after the sale was announced Wednesday morning.
"Very grateful for the Miller family and the amazing organization that they have built over the years! It’s a new chapter for the Jazz but they will forever be a big part of this team and none of this would be possible without them."
Gobert, who was Utah's first round draft pick in 2013, is also looking forward to having his new boss join the franchise.
"Excited to have [Ryan Smith] part of the family! I know that he is completely dedicated to make this organization the best it can be and to continue the great work he’s been doing for our communities."
Forward Joe Ingles joined his teammate by sending his well wishes to the Miller family on Twitter.
"Thank you to Gail & the entire Miller family for everything you have done for the Jazz. You risked everything to buy the team & keep it here in Utah. My family feels incredibly lucky to be a part of this organisation!! You will always be a huge part of the Jazz success!"