Idaho Stampede, Utah Jazz Enter Partnership
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The distance from Boise to Salt Lake City is a little less than 350 miles.
You might be wondering why i'm giving you a geography lesson. That's because the Idaho Stampede and Utah Jazz have entered a single affiliation partnership beginning next season.
The Jazz now become the 17th NBA team to have a one to one affiliation with an NBA D-League team.
The partnership is also known as a hybrid affiliation.
Meaning the Jazz will be able to manage all aspects of the stampede's basketball operations.
But Bill Ilett's group will still oversee the teams' off–the–court business operations and community initiatives.