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August 23, 1998 |
On a parching June night, Larry Miller returned to his Camarillo home and collapsed on his bed. At first, he thought the shivering and cold sweats were a result of acute fatigue from hours spent negotiating with community college officials. But when he saw blood in his urine, he knew something was wrong. "I had a fever so bad I was shaking violently," Miller, 59, recalled. "I have no idea how high it was. I took six Advils and saw my doctor the next day."
October 12, 1997 |
Karl Malone and Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller have mended their friendship after a training camp rift over Malone's future and his criticisms of out-of-shape teammates. Miller, who has often compared the relationship with 1997's most valuable player to that of a father and son, had a 45-minute talk with Malone at Jazz practice Friday. "When we got done I said, 'How are you feeling?' And he said, 'I feel great,' " Miller said. "I said, 'Good, so do I.' " Added Malone: "Everything is cool.
June 7, 1997 |
In 1985, the Utah Jazz needed a miracle: Someone both wealthy and willing to risk millions to keep a team afloat in one of the NBA's smallest markets. Larry Miller not only fit the bill, he paid it. The auto dealership magnate put up $8 million to secure half-interest in the team. A year later, he shelled out another $14 million to buy the Jazz outright, snuffing a bid to move the franchise to Minnesota.
September 17, 1995 |
Larry Miller waits his turn. This week, he stars in NBC's new "Pursuit of Happiness" and guests on the premiere of the network's "The Single Guy." A few months ago, Miller heard that David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee (the minds behind "Wings," "Frasier"), wanted him to co-star in "Pursuit," their new ensemble show. He was flattered. Never mind that Miller was in development on his own series.
November 10, 1994 |
The photocopies are blurred but legible under the plexiglass sheet on the battered wooden desk. They speak of wild-eyed crowds, furious comebacks and wondrous deeds. "Vikings Squash Scorpions" blares a headline, dated Oct. 25, 1969. "Miller, 'One-Man Gang,' Totals 170 Yards" reads another. Larry Miller, Hueneme High's first-year football coach, leans back in his chair and clasps his hands in his lap.
November 10, 1994 |
The rebuilding job Larry Miller has undertaken as Hueneme High's first-year football coach appears to faze him not at all. Perhaps that's because the 42-year-old Miller already has created something out of nothing when it comes to football. Several years ago, as a member of Professor Al Nava's secondary education classes at Cal State Northridge, Miller traveled to Ensenada, Mexico, and put together one of the country's few high school football teams.
December 6, 1990 |
One of the small joys of "Pretty Woman," that improbable box office skyrocket about a leggy hooker turned Cinderella, was the appearance of Larry Miller as the toadying manager of a snobby Rodeo Drive clothes store. Miller wasn't on the screen long, but his knack for turning a "yes, sir!" into a kowtow of the lowest order plucked the scene away from the movie's big stars, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Reaction to Miller's performance was fast and a little surprising.
June 2, 1989
David Checketts resigned as general manager of the Utah Jazz. Team officials said there are no immediate plans to replace Checketts. But owner Larry Miller said former coach Frank Layden, now team president, probably will assume some of Checketts' duties.