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Web Exclusive: Steve Starks on his unusual career path & Larry Miller's legacy

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Web Exclusive: Steve Starks on his unusual career path & Larry Miller's legacy (Photo provided by the Utah Jazz)

(KUTV) Steve Starks had an unusual path to where he is today. When he was brought into the organization by Larry Miller, he didn't really face any resentment by others who had been there a lot longer than he had.

"People took me under their wing. I asked a lot of questions--I still do. I think that's a really healthy thing," said Starks.

Becoming the president of the Utah Jazz wasn't exactly on Starks' radar.

"Somebody once said that 'career planning's for the birds' and I believe that's true," Starks said. "I wanted to do things that were meaningful and always be learning and growing."

And he's been able to do just that in the past 10 years.

"I love the fact that I get to work with the Jazz and the wonderful team that we have now. But it was never like that was the ultimate goal to go be the president of the Utah Jazz," he said. "And really now that you're in the role you feel a sense of stewardship. It's not like a destination. It's 'we have a lot to do. Let's go after it and then let's leave it better for the next person that comes after me.'"

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