Grand old gentleman of the Utah Jazz has retired
Where is Kate?
Just by chance I talked to Frank Layden on the phone as part of a routine
business transaction. It took a minute before I realized who he was but I came
away from the conversation impressed by his true modesty, genuine interest in
people, his sense of humor and, most of all, his gift for gab. If you find
yourself talking to this man you better grab yourself a chair because you'll
lose track of time while he talks your ear off. It made my day to have a
conversation with Frank Layden. Not because of his extraordinary
accomplishments, but because he's someone who makes those around him lighten up
and feel good. Maybe that's a gift he has that he tries to share with others.
Maybe that's his magic.
Met Frank a couple of times recently. Very nice witty human being. But in all
honesty his wife, Barbara, is much better looking!
Frank Layden is a truly a funny guy and a family man. I have know him and his
wife and family all my life.Everytime he walks into a romm he just lights it
up.He is true life of the party. A very caring person to.
I worked for the Jazz back in 91-93, opening the Delta Center for the Larry
Miller group. Frank and I recorded radio commercials together for the old Pro
Image chain and the fun I had with Frank in the studio was only topped by the
wonderful conversations we shared in his office about pro sports franchises and
how they treated their fans. I had brought my thoughts about the Royals to the
get togethers and Frank liked the LA Dodgers approach in MLB. Frank, if you read
this, I wish you well and want you to know I fondly remember and cherish those
times we spent in SLC "back in the day"...many thanks, Glenn Loest