SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller says he just need a little time to cool down after getting so frustrated with his team that he stopped coming to games. Miller ended his eight-game hiatus by returning to his courtside seat tonight (Monday) and enjoying Utah's 92-to-78 victory over the Detroit Pistons. It was his first game since November 14th, when he spent the fourth quarter of a 73-to-62 loss to the New York Knicks standing next to the Jazz bench after walking across the court to confront the players. Miller said he spent the time away doing Christmas cards -- he sends about 350 of them -- and getting some business things in order. The longer his absence got the more the players were asked about it. They were relieved to see him back -- and to win in front of him.
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