Karl Malone delivered a "60 Minutes" sequel Thursday afternoon, visiting a basketball coach who uses him as a role model.
When the Jazz arrived from Boston, Malone joined general manager David Checketts and vice-president David Allred at Prospect Heights High School in Brooklyn. Featured on a recent "60 Minutes" program for successfully guiding her players on and off the court in a troubled inner-city school, Coach Debbie McIntosh cited a famous Malone story: how Karl's mother, Shirley, would hold her arms in a circle to provide a basket for him.Jazz officials responded by bringing Malone to the school and providing 30 tickets for the Jazz-Knicks game. Malone's speech to the team and other students was filmed by crews from CNN, ESPN and local stations. "This doesn't happen to them all the time, to have all this attention from someone who makes them feel important," McIntosh said.
Malone talked about education, family and avoiding drugs in his appearance. "They can be somebody; that's what it's all about," he said later.
In clearing the appearance, Checketts promised Coach Jerry Sloan that Malone would have time to rest before the game - and would score 40 points. Malone had a shot at 40 but managed only four in the quarter and missed a game-winning shot, settling for 33 points.