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Utah Jazz Now Owned By Personification Of “Utah Jazz”

4:28 PM EDT on October 28, 2020

Ryan Smith
Photo: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE via Getty Images

News broke today that the Utah Jazz have been sold for $1.66 billion. The man who purchased the team can be seen in the photo above. Here is what you need to know about him:

    • His name is Ryan Smith
    • He's a 42-year-old BYU alum
    • His dad is a professor at BYU
    • He's a lifelong Utah resident
    • His software company, which he founded with his brother and father, is based in Provo, Utah
    • That company was recently sold for $8 billion
    • Again, he looks like this:
(Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: In this handout image supplied by Sportsfile, Ryan Smith, Founder, Qualtrics, discusses Basement to a Billion: Bootstrapping the Enterprise on the enterprise stage during Day 3 of the 2014 Web Summit in the RDS on November 6, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE via Getty Images)

I mean, come on.

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