The Summit County (Utah) Sheriff’s Office said it appears Mr. Eaton was riding his bicycle and crashed.
The 7-foot-4 Eaton played for the Jazz from 1982-93 after being a fourth-round draft pick out of UCLA. His size made him a dominant force on the defensive end, and he was named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1989.
Convention Attendees were going to learn from Mr. Eaton of how to play at an all-star level and the five questions that will lead to greater professional success. Lessons learned by Mark Eaton as he journeyed from a tire shop to UCLA and on to an NBA defensive great with the UTA Jazz. After retirement Mr. Eaton was a successful businessman, restaurateur, and motivation speaker.
The UTA hopes to announce a replacement keynote very soon. Please keep Mark Eaton’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Chris Kuehl is a frequent commentator for local and national media, a conference speaker, author for various trade publications and is a founding partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence. Founded in 2000 Armada is a thank tank and strategy office. Armada provides economic forecasts, industry analysis, corporate intelligence and market assessment for clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Kuehl gives on average 150 presentations a year in the U.S. and internationally on economic issues.
Steve Tam, a VP for ACT Research leads the used truck market research and analysis efforts for this organization. ACT Research is a recognized leader in data, market analysis and forecasting for the commercial vehicle industry. ACT’s services are used by all major North American truck, trailer and drive-line manufacturers, industry suppliers’ banks and investment firms.
Marvin F. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award Winner will be the highlight speaker at the Friday Awards luncheon which is always a special moment for the convention attendees. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 in-person convention as a special treat 2020 LTA winner Bobby Williams will introduce the 2021 LTA Recipient.