Morning Links: Jazz ownership got it right; Jazz are top 5 in latest power rankings

Ray Ratto of CSN Bay Area examined the move made by Utah Jazz ownership to turn the team over to a legacy trust.

After explaining the move made by Jazz owner Gail Miller and what it means, Ratto wrote, “again despite all logic, the Jazz have finally explained what the relationship between a team and its town ought to be, and almost never is. Owners long ago decided that their teams were theirs and only theirs, and the fans to whom they pay lip service in exchange for all the money their fans pay them have come to know that love unrequited is just a scam with free T-shirts.”

Ratto continued, “Salt Lake City got the right owner, one who knows what the true debt really is, and how best to repay it. Gail Miller is not a hero, but she is someone who gets how sports is supposed to work, which is frankly a much rarer thing than mere heroism.”

Jazz jump into top 5 in ESPN’s NBA Power Rankings

Following their six-game winning streak, the Utah Jazz jumped four spots from no.9 to No.5 in the latest NBA Power Rankings by ESPN’s Marc Stein.

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