Skokie, IL 60076
SI.com: It might help your Hall of Fame bid if the Utah Jazz finally retired your jersey. Jerseys honoring Pete Maravich, Darrell Griffith, Mark Eaton,Â Jeff Hornacek, John Stockton, Frank Layden and soon Karl Malone all hang from the Delta Center rafters. But Jazz owner Larry H. Miller has refused to raise your number 4. What's up with that?
AD: It's his decision. It's his team. The only way you get your number retired is if the owner decides to do it. But he chose not to retire my number, so there's nothing I can do about it.
SI.com: If it has anything to with your contract holdout in '84, you'd think that would be over after then coach/GM Frank Layden fined you a symbolic 30 pieces of silver (for Judas-like behavior) and put you back on the court. Layden has even said he was sorry for trading you in the summer of '86 when Karl Malone arrived. But with Miller, where's the forgiveness?
AD: Well, that's what it was about -- the holdout. Malone held out about five or six times. So, what's up with that?
SI.com: Perhaps what Elton John once wrote of himself is true of the Jazz owner: Sorry seems to be the hardest word.
AD: Yeah, well, maybe one day.