Archive for May 1st, 2009

No 2009 summer league in Utah

Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby announced today that the 2009 Rocky Mountain Revue has been canceled.  The team will reevaluate the viability of the event for the summer of 2010.  The Jazz will be fielding a team at the Orlando Pro Summer League held at the RDV Sportsplex July 6-10.

“Since the NBA began its own summer league in Las Vegas, we have slowly been losing participation in our event.  The few teams that played in both Utah and Vegas, have now decided to forgo the Rocky Mountain Revue and only attend Vegas for budgetary reasons,” said Rigby.

“We want to thank our fans for the support they have shown the Rocky Mountain Revue over the years and we look forward to finding other ways to connect with them this summer.”

The New York Post reports: Of his rookie season, Danilo Gallinari said, “It was a positive, great experience. Even if I didn’t didn’t play a whole season it was great to play, great staying in this city.” Gallinari, in his last season in the Italian League in 2006-2007, lost twice to Maccabi. He raved about playing in the Tel Aviv arena. “The Maccabi gym is incredible, if you have a chance, you should go,” Gallinari said. “You go into that gym, it’s an incredible atmosphere. Everyone’s wearing yellow T-shirts. It is crazy. It’s beautiful.”

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