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Utah Jazz Now Owned By Personification Of “Utah Jazz”

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)

I mean, come on.