The Jazz showed a brief video tribute as a lone spotlight shined down on Miller's empty courtside seat.
The players also debuted patches that will be part of the uniform for the rest of the season. The patch is the original team logo, a purple music note with gold and green trim and the initials "LHM" in white at the top.
Miller died Friday of complications from diabetes. He was 64. Miller's funeral is scheduled for Feb. 28 at EnergySolutions Arena.
After the buzzer, Deron Williams walked the game ball across the court to hand it to Miller's widow, Gail, and hugged her.
Miller owned the Jazz for nearly 25 years, buying a 50 percent share of the team in 1985 and the rest a year later. He was credited with saving the fledgling franchise from moving twice and keeping the NBA in his hometown.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.