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Jazz in Boise: Wed. Night Football



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It is day two of training camp for the Jazz in Boise, but basketball isn't the only thing on the team's menu today.

The players are in Taco Bell Arena, going through their fourth practice of camp. Practice was moved up an hour to let the team go across the parking lot and watch some football.

However, not everyone is a fan of American football. "I'll let the other guys go. I'm not a big American football fan," said Russian Andrei Kirilenko.

The 17th ranked Boise State Broncos host Louisiana Tech tonight, Paul Millsap's alma mater.

"You know I want to say [the football is game is most important], but no it's not," said Millsap. "It's going to be a long week so I need to focus on this first."

Millsap says he's so focused because this could be a huge year for him. The second round draft pick in 2006 is in his third season with the Jazz and can become a free agent next summer. But at least for a few hours tonight Millsap will think football.

"Definitely going to go watch them and coach did a good thing letting me go watch and support my team," said Millsap. "I know they're supposed to be pretty good. They've got a few good players out there and hopefully they can come up with the upset."

C.J. Miles offered Millsap his support, "Yeah, I'm going. They said the quarterback here is really good. So hopefully Paul's team can pull out a win."

We've been told 12 of the 18 players will be at tonight's football game in one of the new suites at the stadium.

Tomorrow night the team will have an open scrimmage at the arena. On Saturday, Utah fans can watch a scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena at 3:45 p.m.

E-mail: kaiken@ksl.com

Kathy Aiken

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