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Ravell Call, Deseret News
Karl Malone and Coach Jerry Sloan.

SALT LAKE CITY — Another Miller-Malone controversy has surfaced.

Karl Malone recently claimed on 1280 The Zone that he had to buy tickets from a scalper to attend the Jazz game following Jerry Sloan's resignation. According to the Hall of Famer, he called his old organization a year ago but was told no seats were available because the Utah-Phoenix contest was sold out.

"I never want to feel like I have to beg for tickets," Malone said.

The Mailman's ticket conundrum got national attention this week.

On Friday night, it also received a response from Jazz CEO Greg Miller, whose late father, longtime team owner Larry H. Miller, used to occasionally feud with Malone over contract issues.

"Hey Karl- you're lying," Miller wrote on his personal Twitter account @GregInUtah. "You have my number. Next time you need a seat to a Jazz game, call me. You can have mine."

It's unknown whether or not Malone has a Twitter account or if he received Miller's message.

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Malone was also critical of how the Jazz front office handled the Sloan situation. He claimed Jazz brass chose Deron Williams over Sloan, even though D-Will was then traded less than two weeks after the Hall of Fame coach's surprising resignation.

Williams also took a verbal jab at Malone on Friday when asked to comment about the Mailman's assertion that he got Sloan fired.

D-Will told the Associated Press, "I don't respond to people who talk about themselves in the third person."


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