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Published: Wednesday, May 29 2013 5:20 p.m. MDT

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Denver, CO

Yawn, who cares.

next season standings in west
1. Thunder
2. Spurs
3. Nuggets
4. Grizzlies
5. Warriors
6. Lakers
7. Clippers
8. Blazers
9. Rockets
10. Timberwolves
11. Mavericks
12. Jazz
13. Kings
14. Hornets
15. Suns

Holladay, UT

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.

Toms River, NJ

YEAH!!! HAPPY HAPPY!! JOY JOY!! Life just got better!!!! (((◠‿◠)))

Provo, UT

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.

DN Subscriber 2

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.

Sandy, UT

Just give Karl a chance and see what he can do.

Ivins, UT

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!!


Good for the Jazz. Malone worked with Millsap, and did a great job.

Provo, UT


Layton, UT

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.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Love the Mailman! Karl tells it like it is and his work ethic is legendary. Welcome back!!!

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

If things go well maybe he could replace Lowe.

Orem, UT

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.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Welcome back Karl!

Provo, UT

@too smart

Name 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.

@ Jazzsmack

How can it be a mistake? Communicating should not be too hard. Malone is working with them on the court for crying outloud.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

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.

salt lake city, utah

"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.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

Welcome back Karl! Kick these youngster's butts and help them work like you and the Jazz will have an incredible thing

Saint Louis, MO

"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 mailbox.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

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.

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