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

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Ed Meyer
Kanab, UT

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.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

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.

Germantown, MD

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.


This is the first time in 3 years that I have been excited about the Jazz!

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

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.

Roosevelt, UT

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.


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..

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

re: Go Big Blue!!!

"...Karl tells it like it is..."

Is that before or after he does a 360 I mean 180?

Go Utes, CA

I miss having Karl on the Jazz bench. I think he can contribute a lot to these young players' development.

Tokyo, Japan

Here's hoping that once John's kids are old enough...comes to Utah and coach the Jazz to a title...

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