BOISE -- The Idaho Stampede announced the Utah Jazz will become the team's third NBA affiliate, on Thursday.
The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trailblazers are also affiliates of the Boise based NBA Development League franchise.
“Many Stampede fans are also Utah Jazz fans, dating back from their first days in Utah, to the great years under Jerry Sloan and now as they fight for an NBA championship in a new era,” Stampede President and GM Steve Brandes said in a statement on Thursday. “We have always viewed the Jazz as one of the most successful organizations in any sport; their ownership, basketball operations and business sides have all been a consistent winner throughout the years."
The 'Pede have also been affiliates of the Seattle SuperSonics and the Toronto Raptors.