"I ain't going to call his name. He knows who he is."Who
is Malone talking about?
Right on Big Man Karl'Such a great person!Who is Karl taking about
is of His Former ex coach Utah Jazz(Mr. Jerry Sloan)
GoodGuyGary: I think he means Charles Barkley.Love this story.
Malone said on ESPN that he would love to be a coach on the Jazz team. The
offense in the second half looked terrible. Is Phoenix that good of a defensive
team? I don't think so.Malone isn't well spoken but he means what he
says and I admire him for his passion and work ethic.
I'm a fan of Malone.D-Will should study tape on his own. Old school
> New school...etc.
I grew up watching the old Stockton-Malone duo (sighs....those were the days)
and whenever I hear Malone speak I do so with respect and admiration. I agree
with the Mailman 110% on this one. I think we can all agree that Coach Sloan
would NEVER just step down the way he did. In the 23 years that he coached here
two of the utmost principles that he demanded from his players was: always have
a strong work ethic and a never give up mentality. So I think we can all agree
here that Sloan's sudden resignation in the middle of the season seemed so
uncharacteristic for a person who always had a finished what you started
mentality. If he was going to resign why didn't he wait until after the end of
the season? Malone is right, the Jazz brass definitely know more about the issue
than what they are leading on and are claiming that he wasn't pushed out not
even in the slightest bit.
D-will may not have directly caused Sloan to leave but it was obvious that he
wasn't against it either. If he really held Sloan in such high esteem then why
wasn't he upset when he was informed of his departure? Or at the very least walk
up to management and say that he was against the decision, that he was going to
stand beside his Coach 110%. So maybe he never said he wanted Sloan to leave but
deep down maybe that's what he really wanted.
Barkley I'm assuming.
Karl is still a great interview. Some of us are "often wrong but never in
doubt." I loved Coach Sloan and I don't know squat about
coaching NBA players, but I do know that using the best available resources --
old school or new -- is the key to winning.Sloan won a bunch of
games with relatively limited talent -- although Karl Malone and John Stockton
were two of the best to ever play the game.
Isn't it great to have had the privilege of the presence of Mr. Malone in our
community for so many years. He is a man a great integrity and insight. I for
one miss that he is not here any more than he is. His absence is a great loss.
He's talking about Charles Barkley. I like that Malone came out in
defense of his coach. I've lost a lot of respect for the players on this team if
it's true that they were just too lazy or arrogant to run the difficult, but
successful system that Sloan ran. We're in more trouble than just having lost a
coach in that sense.
Thank you Karl!
Times have changed...sad really.Malone and Stockton had the
opportunity to act like Dwill - but chose not to.Not ripping on
Dwill but in the "day" you accepted your situation and were
appreciative of what you had.The NBA business model is broken - at
least as far as fans are concerned.Thanks for the memories Sloan.
Once again the Mailman delivers!
it's not barkely, he speaks his mind as much as Malone, he may be wrong
sometimes but Malone and barekly are buddies. I think It's someone on espn,
their NBA analysis isnt half as good as tnt's. Maybe Jalen Rose or John Berry.
it seems like Malone would have the least respect for Berry, but I didn't hear
Loyal friends like Karl have Jerry's back. I know the importance of true
friends, it is priceless when you have them.Nice touch Karl for your
brotherhood and classy constitution of integrity and your example of backing up
a friend.side note:People there is no such percentage of
110 % it is impossible to give more then all you have, I know it is a clever
catch phrase, so I am just sayin.Poly Cougar Nation
Players today are spoiled babies that are paid for more than what they're worth,
can't handle a coach getting on them, and just want attention like a Hollywood
bimbo. And if they're not babies they're thugs who can hardly spell their own
name. There are very few players like John Stockton who knew how to keep his
head out of the clouds, had values and knew how to listen and be coached. It's
the college game for me now.
Well D Will stuck with the offense for the first half. In the second half he
went back to his own playbook. I have some serious concerns about Derons
attitude and his coachability. It's looking like he thinks he's alot smarter
than any of the coaches. Maybe he should grab a tape of the game and go home and
It may be Tim "Pretty Boy" Legler, that missed two weeks with a
hangnail.Legler was to "Pretty" for the Jazz's bump and
grind style in the 90's.
Karl obviously has the inside track on the realities of the situation. I have
listened to many of the interviews and to Greg Miller when he announced a whole
list of people who "didn't push Coach Sloan out." My tought is that he
protests his innocence too much to be beliveable. As previously stated, Jerry
Sloan has never walked out on anything. He has given all he is to everything he
has done. I can't imagine this is all his idea. He is trying to save face for
the organization that he has given his life to. BRAVO, JERRY! BRAVO!
I think karl is talking about Tim Legler. As I recall he wasn't well liked when
he played here years ago.
This situation is even worse that you think. O'Conner fired Jerry. Now, KOC
lets the blame fall on his star player, Williams (who has some role in this, but
not so large as the press has assumed).Next, the working press can't
seem to get to the story despite all the hints given, including those from Karl
last night. Someone should ask KOC, "Did you tell Jerry he was fired on
Wednesday night?"At last year's opening game, Greg Miller came
on the floor and tearfully asked for loyalty. How could he have let this happen?
What a disaster for a once-proud organization. Fire KOC.
Restructure the Jazz.
When Timmy got waived by the Jazz, I heard that he said Sloan yelled and said
bad words to the players and he was glad to be gone from that rough environment.
Not sure, but I think the guy Karl was talking about is Marc Jackson. If I
remember right, when he played briefly for the Jazz as a backup point guard (??)
he caused bad tension in the locker room trying to divide the players against
John Stockton. Anybody else remember this? I can't stand listening to him either
(if that is the guy).
Dolly, that is another problem guy...Marc Jackson is one of the worst basketball
anouncers in history...I would rather listen to Bill Walton sing the national
Anthem over and over again than listen to Marc Jackson for one possession. He
always talks about is himself and how he wants to coach...his ego is way bigger
than his game!
Utah's loss is Indiana's gain. Enjoy the fields and the black loam, Jerry!!!!
Grow something good back home again in beautiful Indiana.You are a great coach!
This team needs (and probaly will) some player changes. The coaching staff knows
who they are and other management needs to let them do their house cleaning! If
you look at last nights stats they are pretty much a wash except for turnovers
and foul shot attempts. Even fouls committed were even. Those lazy passes made
by most players were ridiculous and big Al stunk up the joint. To rely on C.J.
on a nightly basis is also ridiculous, because he has proven over and over again
there is "no" consistency to his game even after 5 1/2 years of
experience. This team is just flat out soft. Not one player has the guts to
lower the boom on another opposing team player. Trade for a few men management,
those that are not afraid of contact. Cleveland could be one team to glean 1 or
2 players from and also let some of these softies see what despair is. Malone
riding in on his big white horse won't save this organization but a change in
I think Dolly might be right. I've never heard Marc Jackson talk about the Jazz
where there wasn't a hint of a grudge in his comments. Legler, I don't know
about--but I heard Sir Charles shortly after this incident and he seemed
saddened and spoke only respectfully about Jerry Sloan--(who HE escorted into
the HOF). Chuck also stated that Jerry Sloan was one of his favorite human
beings.Anyway--who cares? The Mailman is THE man and he is spot on. But,
on the other hand--what else should NBA players be when we as a society treat
them like we do from the time they are in Jr. High School. Nobody just becomes a
spoiled, self involved, self important jerk. Some parent, some coach, some
school or some team TEACHES them to be that way. When we point the finger at
Dwill, we should be pointing it at every parent that refuses to allow their
child to be treated as anything less than an enchanted prince or princess and
who roadblocks any effort to mold real character. It's easy to do that when you
have none yourself.
watching the jazz games latley it is so evident that hustle and defense and
rebounding first have gone out the window. Go to youtube and watch malone and
stock games and watch the hustle and both ends of the floor. It is sickening
these guys don't give half the effort malone and stocks teams did. It is no
quetstion in my mind why sloan was done. This team will probably rebound and
play better with some guys getting better but they are way of the mark.
I agree that Malone was definately not talking about Barkley, Charles has always
been one of Sloans biggest fans. My first thought was Legler but now that Marc
Jacksons name has been brought up that makes sense too. Listening to
Malone and to the interview that Stockton gave it makes me realize how much I
miss those two and how much I will miss Sloan once the shock has worn off.
Great bunch of guys.
Memo, Linko and cj are all soft an inconsitent...D Will is decent but he is like
a spoiled kid. I do not know if you can build around a guy like him. He does
not deliver in the clutch and he is not a True Leader. O'Conner is a Joke!
Matthews should have never been let go!
I disagree, Big Hapa. It is possible to give 110%. And I think the phrase is
useful.If I owe you $100 but I give you $110, I have given you 110%
of what I owe you.The same is true with most things in life. There
is the expected output, and then there is the extra output beyond what is
expected. This extra output is often above and beyond what people think or
believe is possible. This is what people are referring to when they say that you
need to give 110%.If you think that 110% is not possible, you might
want to re-examine your life. At work, do you just do 100% of your job? Or do
you look for opportunities to do a bit more?Life is full of 110%
opportunities. Don't let them pass you by.Cheers!
I admire and respect Malone & Stockton & Hornacek so much. This
organiztion is NOT the same..., and it makes even a loyal fan as myself have a
hard time watch what has gone on.IMO, I say watch film on the whole
organization, then decide... KOC needs to go. His so-called leadership in
putting the JAZZ over the salary cap, just to buy a mediocre team is a HUGE
mistake (one of many). D-Will... I have no respect for this premodonna.
If he were a TRUE CAPTAIN, he should have been the FIRST one to talk to Sloan
and not stop talking until he convinced him to stay... but not just by word, but
by his ACTIONS on & off the court. Memo is broken... AK is
manic... Raja has lost his shot... CJ is inconsistent...Keep Milsap (who at least seems to care), Hayward & Big Al, and go spend
your money on a team of guys who actually WORK their tails off, and PROVE they
dedicate themselves to practice, film and community, and then show their
hardwork ON the COURT.If that's OLD SCHOOL then sobeit, I just call
it "Doing the job you were paid to do".
I lost interest in NBA basketball several years ago. Having the league run by a
handfull of ego driven players is simply boring.Having said that I
do feel trepidation for the Jazz franchize. Dark clouds and loosing appear on
the horizon without Sloan.The next 20 or so games will determine if
the Jazz will continue to be the anomaly ( winning small market team) or the
typical small market team.
Malone was talking about Brent/John Barry who is on ESPN. I loved hearing
what Malone had to say and he is absolutely right. It needed to be said and he
made me smile saying it.I like players who hate to lose. But they have to
have heart and commitment. (It's what made Stockton, Malone and Jordan the
stars they were). The Jazz have a few players that hate to lose, but only a
couple of them have the heart and commitment. It's why I hated to see Matthews
leave. Some think it is enough to play hard and are unwilling to do what they
need to on their own to maximize their skills and conditioning. If the
guys like Williams, Kirilenko, Jefferson and Miles learn this, they will be a
The mailman "delivered". Way to go Karl! Semper Fi.
The addition of even an average big man would help the Jazz tremendously. Even a
guy like Chicago had ,the Turk, would be ok. Someone who has some common sense
and who could fit into the offensive scheme of things without making stupid
fouls and being in poor rebounding position. I'm talking about Fess
especiall,and Elson maybe a little less. I don't know on how many occasions Fess
had stuck himself under the basket on a three-point attempt by the Suns with no
chance to get a rebound. Hey Fess,get at least a little ways from the basket so
you can rebound a relatively long bounce off the rim on a three point shot. Our
big Men are the ones who are killing us,not Deron and the rest of the guys.
I wouldn't be shocked if the Jazz management really pushed him out the door or
some serious blow up occurred where Sloan/Johnson wanted some support to
discipline Williams and the Jazz brass wouldn't go for it.It
wouldn't surprise me if there are some health issues either that we might not
know about. I hope it isn't. And with Johnson it was a good time to step out
with his friend.But the fact the both go together is perplexing and
makes me think there is some management issues going on. The fact that he
didn't wait until the end of the season is also perplexing. Most coaches,
unless really, really upset or perhaps suffering from some health concerns, step
down in the middle of the season. It isn' t in their nature and certainly not
Sloan's.I wish him and Johnson the best on their next endeavors in
life and thank them for their time with the Jazz and helping young men progress
in their lives. They were good examples in this regard.
Sir Charles Barkely loves the Jazz and loves coach Sloan, he always says good
thing about the Jazz and he works for TNT, not ESPN. FYIMarc Jackson
works for ESPN,I assume Karl is refering to Jackson.Karl made a
great point when he was talking about the pick and roll, no question Deron needs
to study film and see how this play is untouchable when correctly performed.
Sloan called a lot of pick and rolls and it won a lot of games for the Jazz over
the years. Keep working hard, go Jazz!
Malone, you don't go back to old school, old ways? Olds ways doesn't make new
teams. His old ways, as you know because you had your rifts with Malone and
then let's not mention your actions with Mr. Miller. Then let's not talk about
the largest betrayel in Jazz history. Karl Malone leaves to play for the
lakers? It kind of showed how easy the Jazz made you what you were because the
only play the team knew was Stockton to Malone, which don't get me wrong was
exciting and fun, but every team in the NBA knew what we were playing? Stockton
to Malone? There is not an "I" in team... Sorry Karl, but Sloan
should have gone about 10 years ago, but becuz Mr. Miller is such a sentimental
individual, he didn't make the change that should have been done. Unlike the
player who said he would finish his career in a Jazz uniform and then what did
he do? So Mr. Malone. Let's keep it real.
Mailman is talking about Mark Jackson. When he was here he almost drove Sloan to
retire and divided the locker room against Stockton
Sorry, a couple more comments. I am an suite holder along with several season
tickets in the lower bowl. We had some great games back in the 90's. We had some
exciting players come and go. We have sent some great potential to other teams.
The reason that happened in my opinion is just what occured this last week.
THese players were young and needed "coaching". Sloan couldn't coach
young players. Not his expertise. Sloan had a strong work ethic, no doubt but as
far as building a comradory(sorry about the spelling), we never really saw that
tight bond on the team that a championship team had. We have had some
exceptional teams. THere are a few of those years we should have had a
championship, but having watched so many games, the reason that I believe that
we didn't beat the bulls were 2 reasons. The coaching mistakes, that were huge,
and then Karl Malone didn't show up during the playoffs. He started his fishing
season a bit to early. 1/2 the points he normally got? almost every playoff?
Sloan was great but he had great players too. why no championship?
karl calles it like he see's it. in louisiana he has a construction co with
heavy equipment. when katrina hit he took his bull dozers down to new orleans to
help clean out the street's some goverment agent come up to him and told him he
had to have a permit to be there working equipment. karl told him he could stick
that permit were the sun don't shine. keep on cleaning street's.
ESPN is full of dummies, but the main problem is that Greg Miller has no
backbone. Otherwise he would have shown O'Connor the door and be totally
engrossed in D-Will's early departure.
look at that photo- Karl could step on the court today and 'old school' these
babies playing. He isn't perfect, but he is a true everyman- speaks his mind,
respects others, plays beyond tough- man, do I miss him and John.
Thank God for guys like Karl Malone who don't sugar coat it and are man enough
to call it like it is. I would LOVE to have the Mailmain back on the
sidelines.I'm shocked that D-Won't didn't get hammered with boos.
Sloan IS the Jazz. I'm sickened that the Jazz catered to D-Won't and didn't
come to Sloan's aid, but I'm grateful for loyal people like Phil and the
Mailmain who had his back. I have his back too.
I would LOVE to know what really went down that caused Coach Sloan to walk away
but quite frankly, Sloan is such a classy person (read that as "he has too
much love and respect for the Jazz and what he wants them to become") I
doubt he will EVER open up to anyone, probably including his wife, about what
caused him to quit half-way through the season.All this is terribly,
tragically sad.Goodbye Coach Sloan. Thanks for the memories.....
I`ll jump in on Karl`s side on this,pretty simple,the Jazz system
works/worked,even when the best teams knew exactly what we were gonna do,they
were unable to stop it,this really may be the end of the Jazz as we`ve known
Most of the players on this team are not tough enough to play Jerry Sloan
basketball. They cried, "Jerry were is our movie (film) And warm
milk." Jerry always said he is not a baby sitter. Get your own milk! Jerry
eats meat. The game has not passed Jerry, these players just could not keep up.
Thanks coach Malone!!
Truthfully, without Sloan, my interest is now gone. I don't even care if they
become the Las Vegas Jazz. Larry Miller, John Stockton, Karl Malone, Mark Eaton,
Jeff Hornacek, Thurl Baily, Phil Johnson, Jerry Sloan, Frank Layden -- those are
the Jazz. It isn't even really those people or specific names but the way that
they approached the game. No one in the organization (save Hornacek's return)
now approaches the game the same way - Greg Miller inclusive. D Will is a
spolied brat that is completely overrated - utterly and completely. Millsap and
Jefferson are big babies. AK is a wimp. KOC should have been gone a long time
ago. Even the radio staff is nothing like what we used to have. David Locke only
cares about is stats, Bolerjack thinks he is a bigshot and is full of himself.
Give me Hot Rod and Blackwell of yesteryear. I am through with the Utah Jazz.
Sell the team, do whatever - it doesn't matter.
i could totally see karl as an assistant coach for the jazz. he, much like
sloan, wouldn't put up with their lazy and lackadaisical ball playing and would
let them know. of course, he'd also be there in the gym with them, getting them
in "karl malone shape."koc, PLEASE make a trade!!!
#1 Malone rhyme's with Sloan.#2 Take out the "Ma" and replace
it with "S" and it sounds like Sloan!!#3 Jerry and Karl
------????? OK no comparisons there. But coach Sloan, coach Malone. It sounds
good to me! We as fans are no better than the players that we are
calling babies. Did you think Coach Sloan would be around forever?? Maybe we all
need to look in the mirror. We have all been a little spoiled with the quality
of leadership and basketball in this community. So let's look in the mirror and
smile a little bigger. Fans, Players and Coaches. Cut some slack and move
forward with the great support this community is famous for. Now that's Jazz
Basketball!!! Go team!!
I am a coach Sloan fan, that said I think he should have left a few years back?
I love to talk Jazz basketball and have hardly ever heard anyone over the past
few years say much positive about Coach Sloans sub patterns as well as his
system proving to be just good, but not great! Seems as if he had taken the team
as far as they could go, very consistent with basically the same results every
year. Now the same people who complained about Coach are outraged and want to
run our best player off? Every team in the NBA is anxiously awaiting the news
that D-Will is on the block! He will be grabbed up by a top level team and the
Jazz will regret it! Let's hope all the players gel with Coach Corbin! Great to
see Karl at the game! The greatest power forward ever!!! Reward Coach Sloan with
a upper management position!!!
The only way that I am truly going to be able to move on, is if Karl and Horny
are named the 2 new coaches. Greg, KOC you can help clear your image if you get
Barkley is not who Malone is talking about. I think what Barkley was saying when
he said he was disappointing was that he was not disappointed in Sloan but how
the Jazz were playing for Sloan. He thought he deserved better. Barkley has
always defended Sloan and his approach...
Somebody start a "Hire Karl Malone" FB page
malone done backed off the coaching gig he said his son is playing baseball and
he will be there to watch. maby on down the road. malone is what they need but
ain't happening. he is building shopping centers in ruston has several farms.
construction co.but he would be there alot if he was asked. don't see that
happening he might hurt dwills feelings. probley already has.
@Clothesguy, I respectfully disagree with your points of view. I for one
wouldn't mind seeing the old school brought back, I understand that Pro Sports
just like everything else in life has to keep changing/evolving in order to
maintain it's survival but when the so called new school way of doing things
clearly isn't getting it done might as well bring back something that actually
works and has been proven time and time again. Can you honestly say that the
reason for the Jazz's inability to win a championship was because of poor
decision making by their Coach? They just had the misfortune of playing against
the greatest of all time, there's no shame in that. Might as well say that the
other teams who faced Jordan in the finals (Lakers, Blazers, Suns, and Sonics)
all lost to him because they were cursed with incompetent Coaching aswell.
You are absolutely right in your assessment that Karl did had his share of
run-ins with Sloan, Miller etc. That's part of the game, but like he said no
matter how many arguments or how many disagreements he had with management at
the end of the day when all the players steeped onto the basketball court there
was no doubt on anyone's mind that Coach Sloan was running the show and that
they were gonna do things his way. Stockton, Malone or whoever may have had
their fair share of disagreements with him but they would always stand by the
coach through thick and thin, It was a lot like family really. I may have
arguments with my family every now and then but there is no doubt on my mind
that If some outsider would start a fight with me I can guarantee you that my
family would have my back no matter what. That is what was lost here after the
passing of Miller, this organization became a business. I guess Sloan realized
that the organization would no longer support him and decided to call it a day.
I can understand some fans reasoning that If he was gonna chase after a title
somewhere he probably should have done so with some other team other than the
much hated Lakers. But that still doesn't change my opinion towards him and it
certainly doesn't take away all the blood, sweat and tears, all the sacrifice
that he put into this organization. He may not have always said or done the
right thing but he always meant well and would always put the priorities of the
team first and foremost, unlike some players today.
Doctor J | 8:38 a.m. Feb. 12, 2011 Manti, UT **It may be Tim
"Pretty Boy" Legler, that missed two weeks with a hangnail.Legler was to "Pretty" for the Jazz's bump and grind style in the
90's.**Gee! It may also be Amaechi. He was too pretty also and did
not get along w/ Sloan then neither did Ostertag.I did not care for
Malone when he played & his thoughts were relevant. Now, Doesn't he have
pasture land Arkansas that needs to be weeded.Sloan's style of
Basketball reminds me of Woody Hayes & Football. Its basketball; who cares?
Wake me when baseball and NFL Free agency are here.
Im my opinion, the most interesting comment of Karl's is the one about
"watching and breaking down tape." THAT was a comment made by D Will
about 2 or 3 weeks into the season. I wish D Will was more like Karl, John, and
now Big Al - humble, unpretentious, and without such an entitlement attitude!
@ Big Hapa... It's obvious that you have never laced up a pair of shoes and
stepped out on a court or field of competition. Everyone has the ability to give
all they have... and then reach way down inside and give a little more, when it
really counts.Now days, it's called "old school" New school is
give 80% and be spoon fed the rest.
The lowest paid player in the NBA is paid more than many people with graduate
degrees from prestigious universities. I think a lot of players are just
spoiled brats that are just there for the big bucks. Stockton and Malone were
true professionals that understood teamwork, loyalty, and appreciated the
opportunities the Jazz gave them. I admired Coach Sloan to. They were all
human and sometimes put their foot in their mouth. Haven't we all at times.
Malone as a coach??? Please,LOL The biggest cry baby in the NBA. That's all the
Jazz would need? Stockton understood team work? Malone understood give me the
ball or I'll throw a tandrom. He set records because of the percentage he got
the ball, but when playoff time came the opposing team had Stockton to Malone
pick and roll figured out. THen Malone's points and percentages fell, sometimes
40%. Also come playoff time, Sloan's sub patterns cost the (Jazz_Man) many a
game. Sloan has seen his day. He deserves respect. He's no Phil Jackson or Pat
Riley. Noted, Sloan has a great winning record, but with that record, shouldn't
there have been a title or 2 in there? I would think so? He has these records
because of the players that came thru here, but how many of these players didn't
stay around? That would be nice to figure out also. WHy so many good players
have left the Jazz organization? The Jazz are going to have rebuild now and
quickly and wisely. I don't know if they have what it takes to do that at
present. Time will tell.
Again, name me one Coach whose game plan was so perfect, so flawless that they
were able to overcome Jordan's Bulls during their championship years. You can
nitpick all you want (inadequate substitution patterns, didn't call a timeout at
the right moment, bad rotation, etc) and say they didn't do this or didn't do
that but sometimes you just have to give credit where credit is due. How many
times have we've seen this particular scenario over the years: the players ran
whatever play exactly as the coach wanted and did every little thing that the
coach asked them to do out of a timeout, yet still end up losing simply because
they were bested by a superior opponent. If something like that happens all you
can do is tip your hat to them and acknowledge the fact that were the better
I'm not saying that Jerry Sloan was a perfect Coach, he has made mistakes just
like every other Coach in the league, you are never going to find a person who
has never made a mistake in their life (even Phil Jackson got fired from one of
his first coaching gigs, If I'm not mistaken). But when you're going against the
greatest player to ever play the game, the odds are going to be seriously
stacked against you. It's so easy for us to sit here and criticize a person's
every move, but ask yourself this: would you, me or any other fan out there
would have been able to do a better job? Ask yourself that.
And to answer your other question as to why we see more talent leaving Utah
rather than coming in. I will agree with you that the Coach had something to do
with it, players these days expect everything to be handed to them on a silver
platter and are under the impression that the world revolves around them. So
when they play for a tough as nails Coach like Sloan who expects you to give it
your all nite in/nite out and will hold you accountable for your actions, that
creates certain conflict, so they leave somewhere else where they can be
pampered. The other reason players leave or refuse to play here is because Utah
is a small market team and like most small markets they simply lack the
necessary resources to compete against the bigger markets.
The trifecta is complete. Stockton, Malone and Sloan are now gone. I can
finally root for this band of losers.
Malone knows what he's talking about.The problem across the NBA is the
salaries.College ball is fun to watch because they'rereally trying
to earn the fat paychecks.The best thing for this league is to switchto a performance-based pay system.After all, the players are only human
and willchoose to mentally sit it out if the coinis guaranteed.
Karl malone never delivered anyting unless it was the ball to mj's hands.Sloan systm effective but limited.When you neeed a player to
create something, you could not, bevause it built getting the ball to the
PF, ALL other postion are an ofeter thought, and the
players you need to shoot and create did NOT want to play here, wher the no lays
for them all could was stand aoround while stocton and malone did ther thing,so system good regualr season success, VERY HORRIBLE in big
games, playoffs, and when you a player who can handle the ball, create and shoot
and to make things happen, I witneessed to many times stockton and
malone shutdown in the fourth quaters, and no great 2 or 3 to take
overall this old school and toughness is WAY OVER rated.too many players have foughy with coach sloan, even malone, and been in his
doghouse, and many left for greenr pastures,blame the lplayers,
whatever.ignorat sycphant jazz fans never put blamve where it should