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Jazz owner Greg Miller talks about the decision to trade Deron Williams to the Nets.
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This trade will allow us to be competitive now. And beyond 2012 season. And what it boiled down to was for me anyway who was was my -- sense. Of whether or not we'd be able to re signed Darren. And -- I never saw any indication that he absolutely wouldn't sign with us I didn't see any indication that he would re sign with us. So I would like to think Darren for five and a half seasons with the Jazz. I'd like to two. Wish him well for the balance of his NBA career I consider -- friend had no hard feelings towards him. I'm grateful for what he he did help us win ball games in this franchise. I would say that there's no need to make a villain out of this Darren is a very competitive very driven individual we all know and understand that. Jerry was as well and undoubtedly they have they've had a number of conflicts over the over the course of their careers together. But. This doesn't directly. Tie into that these are separate events but I I think it does indicate one thing that that I believe in and that is. That we are the same. Franchise that we've always been when it comes to structure order discipline and respect. And one thing that we'll we'll always be the case as long as our family. Has anything to say about it is that we will supporter or coach first and our players second well I think in in a way it's. It's getting back to two classic Jazz basketball it's lunch pail and work boots go to work everybody's got to step up. Everybody's got to two over achieved as we've been known to do for many years. And who knows we may have a star player before. Before any of us realize that the we're excited about these guys were picking up and we think that they've got an opportunity to make history. Potential to make this -- as well as the first round picks that we got coming up in eleventh and twelfth so I'm I'm very excited. About the future of the franchise and I am as I said I think we're going to be competitive. For the next several years. Until we're able to to see where it with this trade pans out.