Here's hoping that once John's kids are old enough...comes to Utah and
coach the Jazz to a title...
I miss having Karl on the Jazz bench. I think he can contribute a lot to these
young players' development.
re: Go Big Blue!!!"...Karl tells it like it is..." Is that before or after he does a 360 I mean 180?
Karl Malone is a legend and the jazz are fortunate to have him on board.. if he
steps on Corbin's toes to a degree, who really cares? Its not like Corbin
has really earned respect as great coach..
I am happy for the first few practices as I see Karl being able to share what he
can remember. After that how do you spell train wreck?What happens the first time that he tells the bigs to do something and then
during the game Corbin tells them otherwise? The answer is a
shouting match where Corbin is no match for Karl. Karl may not be right but he
will be the loudest and with that a rift will appear and then the Jazz can have
Deron part 2.Loose canons make those around them cannon fodder.
When KArl played here he would rant and rave to the media who would communicate
to the fans that Larry Miller was an idiot and was not treating Karl fairly.All the while Larry was the one with the dream and the one holding the
team and coaching staff together and providing a competitive team for Utah fans
to enjoy.Karl has not gone to college since leaving the Jazz so he
is not any smarter, I would venture to say he would still be loud.This should be a headline instead of reality.
Hopefully Karl is kept strictly in the gym with our bigs. I think it would not
hurt for him to share some technique, tricks, and mentality of what it takes to
get to the elite level he was at.That being said, I listened on the
radio yesterday and I think it would be best if he stayed behind the scenes with
the expertise he has.I sure hope it translates and has carryover
with Favors and Kanter. Those two really could be a formidable duo down low if
they continue to develop. Karl was a beast and it would be nice if we had 2
versions of him.
This is the first time in 3 years that I have been excited about the Jazz!
From what Ive seen. Kanter, at least, has the work ethic. He showed it when he
got in shape during the last off season, and he played well when given the
chance. Im not sure about Favors. Hopefully this added help from Malone means
that the Jazz are committing to Favors and Kanter and will let at least
Jefferson go. Malone can teach them loads. a 3 man rotation with them and
Millsap would be awesome.
Some people are worried about Malone's penchant for speaking out of
turn/causing controversy. I for one look forward to getting a little character
back in the organization. Larry was full of character as was Karl. The Jazz as
an organization have become so boring on and off the court that it has become
irrelevant in the national scene. I for one hope Karl continues to be himself
and speak his mind as long as he works hard at his job as he always has.
Here's how I see it. Karl wants to help the Jazz and is motivated to do
so. He could be doing many other things, but he is choosing to help his old
team and a motivated Karl Malone is certainly of value. Will he fit in? I hope
so. Certainly, his commitment to conditioning would be a tremendous help and
hopefully he can teach the young players how to develop controlled motivation.
At this point, I think we need to say a since, "Thanks Karl,". Whether
it works out in the long run or not, I'm still grateful for his gesture.
These privileged 22 yr old kids need someone like Karl to tell them "they
haven't done nothin'" If they could just get some of Karl's
work ethic and toughness they could accomplish much.
"The 'postman' cometh". I believe that he will deliver. He is
colorful or disruptive depending on your point of view. I happen to believe that
the "glass is half full". He is a dominant personality and an alpha male
which can only bode well for both Favors and Kanter. Ah! Now if only we can find
an adequate mail carrier to pass them the ball inside so that they can stuff the
Welcome back Karl! Kick these youngster's butts and help them work like you
and the Jazz will have an incredible thing
"Karl became great because of his work ethic, not because of superior
athletic ability (although he was no slouch in that area either). Become great
from hard work is teachable where you can't teach someone to be a great
athlete.". Americanvet, that's the heart of it, and with any luck
that's what he'll bring to these young guys. Man, that we could
bottle that and feed it to all of our young people. As an outspoken liberal on
these threads, I fully recognize and support the role of government in our
lives, but what I lament is support should sustain but it should also build self
reliance and it often doesn't. Karl got it. Talent is the price of entry,
hard work is the currency of success. Let's hope he can bring that message
to the Jazz.
The way Karl talks is who he is.. Let it be. And to the troller D2P when you
make it to the HOF maybe your comments will have value.
@too smartName a player in the NBA who speaks proper English? Also,
you may want to have a flawless post yourself if you are going to rip into
someone else for how they speak. You spelled advanced, anvanced. @
JazzsmackHow can it be a mistake? Communicating should not be too
hard. Malone is working with them on the court for crying outloud.
Welcome back Karl!
This will help the Jazz, no doubt. Now the Jazz need to concentrate on getting
good, young, athletic players from the draft. With proper training, we can
really have a competitive NBA team in the future.
If things go well maybe he could replace Lowe.
Love the Mailman! Karl tells it like it is and his work ethic is legendary.
I hope that this means the end of Big Al and back to the pick'n roll. You guys who are attacking Malone on his speech and the way you perceive it to
be lack of intelligence is ignorant. Karl is and was a hall of fame
athlete. The other guys mentioned as options are foolish. Many of the have
already failed to help teams. Why not have a guy who loves the organization
help? I am all for giving him a chance just for what he did as a player.
Good for the Jazz. Malone worked with Millsap, and did a great job.
Karl became great because of his work ethic, not because of superior athletic
ability (although he was no slouch in that area either). Become great from hard
work is teachable where you can't teach someone to be a great athlete. I
think that will help Karl to be able to help our youthful bigs. Remember, Karl
also became a great defender! I couldn't even tell you how many times he
would physically just slap the ball out of an offensive players hands. Also,
when players would try to post Karl up and try to body him closer to the basket
he would just step back while they were leaning on him, watch them fall
backwards and get called for traveling. That was genius!!
Just give Karl a chance and see what he can do.
Geez. Malone is not being hired to teach English. He is being
hired to teach guys to play basketball, and WIN. He was pretty darn good at
that. Unlike some other Jazz players, he seldom missed a game, and he focused
on winning, being ready and motivated, and not afraid to use his incredible
strength. All are lessons that other Jazz players would do well to master. Karl can get his information across so other players will understand.
He seemed to communicate pretty well with John Stockton, and Jerry Sloan, and
Larry Miller, regardless of his English skills.Welcome back, Karl.
Just don't get all pouty and greedy and run off to L.A. again.
I would say maybe the Jazz could have looked at Kareem Abdul Jabbar. What is
Bill Laimbeer doing these days? I think that guy is proven as a coach and
should get a shot as a head coach sometime. I hope it works with Karl, I'm
open that it could work but just because you're a great player doesn't
mean you will be a great coach.
YEAH!!! HAPPY HAPPY!! JOY JOY!! Life just got better!!!!
This is a huge mistake.Malone has NO communication skills.And his work with ostertag shows he has NO people skills.Though he
did learn how to be verbally abusive from the "great teacher" Sloan.This is going to end badly.
Yawn, who cares. next season standings in west1. Thunder2. Spurs3. Nuggets4. Grizzlies5. Warriors6. Lakers7. Clippers8. Blazers9. Rockets10. Timberwolves11.
Mavericks12. Jazz13. Kings14. Hornets15. Suns