Dear Spencer ,

I am happy to officially share with you that we plan to tip off the 2011-12 NBA season on December 25.

On behalf of the entire NBA family, I want to thank you for your patience and support over the past several months.  The new collective bargaining agreement is designed to provide more competitive balance for our league, reward strong performances by our players, and strengthen our game by improving its economics.  We believe this agreement will benefit our teams, players, and most importantly, fans by making the NBA stronger.

In the days and weeks ahead, all of us hope you will enjoy the run-up to the start of the season: free agency, training camp, and preseason games.  The Utah Jazz will be hosting special events for you, so be sure to check their website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for details.  This season we look forward to bringing you more of everything you love about NBA basketball: incredible competition, tremendous excitement, and unending hard work and dedication by the world’s best athletes.

Thank you for being a Utah Jazz fan.  I hope you enjoy the season, which promises to be a most exciting one.