Andre Miller reached a career milestone Thursday night.

Appropriately, he did it in Utah.

Miller became the 14th player in NBA history with at least 7,000 assists during Portland's 98-87 win over the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena.

In 1998, Miller quarterbacked the University of Utah's run to the NCAA championship game, where the Utes lost to Kentucky.

A year later, Cleveland selected Miller with the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft. He was taken after two other point guards, Steve Francis and Baron Davis, who went second and third, respectively.

Before the Jazz-Blazers game, Miller was asked if he ever dreamed of piling up 7,000 assists after his years at Utah.

"I really didn't think about it," he said. "Just [took] it one day at a time, basically. I just wanted to come in and have a solid career. That's all."

Miller's assist total is the result of skill and durability.