This Jazz has its roots in the Big Easy but now it entertains fans in the Beehive State. Jazz Basketball Investors owns and operates the Utah Jazz professional basketball franchise, which joined the National Basketball Association in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz. Since moving to Salt Lake City in 1979, the team has made two NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998 (losing both times to the Chicago Bulls). The Jazz host loyal fans at EnergySolutions Arena. Iconic head coach Jerry Sloan resigned in early 2011 after 23 years in charge. The family of Larry Miller (Larry H. Miller Group) has owned the team since 1985.