When he was sixteen years old, Larry Miller came home one summer night to find all his possessions sitting in three bags on the front porch of his darkened house. The door was locked. Out of those troubled and humble beginnings rose a man whose influence has touched many thousands, perhaps even millions, of people worldwide.
From parts manager to general manager to dealership owner, his rise in the car business was legendary. So was his front-row presence at Utah Jazz games after he bought the NBA to ensure it would stay in Utah-although his absence from Sunday games may have been noticed even more. But the incredible scope of his efforts, both as an entrepreneur and as a humanitarian, is hard to fathom even by those who think they knew this man.
Seven months before Miller passed away, he began working with Doug Robinson on this biography. Written in first person, the book presents the many facets of Miller’s life and legacy and speaks candidly about the people and circumstances that influenced him. It doesn’t just tell Larry Miller’s story, it shares lessons-painful as well as joyful lessons-he learned from his experiences.
A thoughtful foreword by Utah Jazz great John Stockton and a moving epilogue by Miller’s wife, Gail, round out the picture of a man who was extraordinary and simple, intense and compassionate, visionary and generous and driven.