Top quotes from Karl Malone's interview with Brad Rock and Gordon Monson

Published: Monday, Jan. 30 2012 3:20 p.m. MST

Ravell Call, Deseret News
Even in retirement, the Mailman still delivers. Karl Malone was in Salt Lake City Friday and appeared on 97.5's The Gordon Monson Show with the Deseret News' own Brad Rock. And for four hours, Karl held forth on every topic he could think of: the way former head coach Jerry Sloan resigned, the future of the current Jazz team, why he doesn't snow ski, and more. Here are a few of his most memorable lines from Friday's show. You can find audio archives at the 97.5 The Zone website. Read Brad Rock's thoughts on the interview here. (Transcriptions reprinted with permission via Moni of Living and Dying by the Jazz.)
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Springville, UT

I love this guy! I'm so glad I moved here in '96. It was great Karl!

Orem, Utah

Karl Malone gave it his all on the court every night. He did play his last year with the Lakers because he wanted a ring before he retired. But unlike Lebron who bolted Cleveland just so Miami could put together their dream team Malone spent all but one season in Utah and was true to the franchise. The NBA has drastically changed from the days of Karl and John. Players move around so much their is no loyalty to their fans. It doesn't help much teams like Utah who played tough defense under Sloan have been forced to go away from that model since the NBA now embraces those teams who can light up the scoreboard with their dream team.


Karl is right about the reason Sloan left. Yesterday on the radio KOC stood behind the statements the team made about why Sloan left but you could tell he was lying through his teeth and was upset that Monsen would ask him about it again.
Several Jazz staff members have told me the same thing, that KOC and Miller chose to back Deron Williams and Sloan was done with it and decided to leave. Karl Malone is correct in what he says and the Jazz are lying about it. Sloan is too loyal to come out and go against what the Jazz are saying but he's told many people privately what really happened and shame on the Jazz!
If Sloan is thinking about coaching again it only backs up Karl's story that Sloan wasn't done coaching, just done with an organization that backs up the players first before the coach. KOC should be fired and we can't trust anything Greg Miller says.

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