Utah Jazz notebook: Good price, but will team take Karl Malone up on his coaching offer?

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  • SLCTwice Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 8, 2013 2:54 p.m.

    @lightening lad,

    Was there a coherent thought in there? Not quite sure where you were going with that rant. I award you no points. Anyone else with me here?...

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Feb. 8, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    In the not so distant past Greg Miller indicated he felt Karl was too volatile to be a coach. I don't know if he still feels the same way, but clearly any reluctance is because of Karl's unpredictable nature not his skills.

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Feb. 8, 2013 12:58 a.m.

    It's tough to tell if Tyrone Corbin is the answer given what he has to work with. The Castaways have the mindset that the former lottery or all-Star pick they can sign, was really dropped by their former team by mistake and what is really happening is that the Castaways are in fact getting a lottery pick or all-Star for chump change. What they are getting is a physical ailment, never was or has been, overpriced. I get that the fans feel so blessed to have a small market team which seems to be staying unlike the Sacked Kings, the most loved yet deplorable basketball team in the bigs, that critical thinking escapes them. They would erect and pay for a statue of Kevin O'Conner if nudged, despite the worse drafts in league history. Check out the KOC's first and second round picks over time. If I just brought up the 2004 draft of Kirk Kardashian and Kirk Snyder at #14 and #16 dissing Al Jefferson at #15, that would be enough. Each year the only drama is: "Can we grab the #8 playoff position?" Wow that's thinking big.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Feb. 7, 2013 8:30 p.m.

    The difference with Stockton and Malone is night and day. Stock doesn't have the ego trip Malone does. Karl has bad mouthed Corbin and the Millers. Plus Malone would likely start putting his two cents where it is not wanted. His presence would be cancerous.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 7:52 p.m.

    Give Karl the job...on one condition...he is never allowed to utter a single word to the media regardless of the outcome.

    Karl has tantalizing skills he can share with our young bigs and would likely help them realize they actually don't know what a "real" workout is yet (maybe Kanter has an idea).

    The problem with this guy is he always says plenty of things he shouldn't and it would be a distraction to the other coaches, players, and ownership. He always has a huge opinion about everyone and everything and he can't control the urge to share it.

    Get him to sign a gag-order contract and lets get to work.

    As Karl once said "Karl Malone goin do what Karl Malone goin do".

    Feb. 7, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    Karl sure has a different attitude about Al Jefferson than people that post comments article after article. His scoring is good for a big man. Maybe the defense could be fixed. Karl just might be right.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    @ Al in Vernal
    I think it would be great if either or both of them would come here as developmental coaches. I'm not too sure how Ty would feel about it though. I wonder if he might feel a little intimidated with either of them on the staff. I think Ty's choices for assistants shows that he likes being the alpha dog.

  • whowhatwhy Shire, 00
    Feb. 7, 2013 3:44 p.m.

    I'm not a huge NBA fan but I have a friend that is a huge Jazz fan so I've been finding myself watching them a lot more. As a pretty neutral fan, I see Al Jefferson as one of your weakest players. Please tell me if I'm wrong but that guy has no FIRE/IN YOUR FACE. Some times I see how he moves around the basket and it's amazing! He is so talented...but then I see guys knock him around and he literally smiles and laughs with them or pats them on the back, like he is intimidated. He doesn't get angry...he doesn't push back. I watched him play against the Spurs last year and the knocked him around so he just stopped posting up all together. I think bringing K Malone in would be huge for the young guys....because you sure don't want them learning their intensity from BIG AL (That name should be BIG TEDDY)

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 2:59 p.m.

    Karl, I love ya man.
    But, you burned to the ground alot of bridges with the Miller family.
    Not so sure the next generation of Millers is as forgiving as Larry.

  • millsapfan Provo, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    Karl's conditioning and training were second to none. I'd love to see him work his magic on Kanter and Favors. Could you imagine? We'd easily have one of the top two or three power forwards and centers of the league.

    I imagine Ty would be a bit intimidated by Malones mere presence, but this would be a good thing. This would make him put in extra time during practice and work extra hard with his assistants to come up with great plays for his improving bigs.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    Come on Karl. "The Jazz is one of my favorite teams." So are you telling me that the franchise you played for for 18 years, that made you a millionaire many times over, fans worshiped you, they are not your clear cut favorite team?

    Malone is my guy, but dang Karl, get the phrasing right dawg.

    And yes, they should bring him in to work with the bigs.

  • Al Vernal, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    @ B Russ

    Would you feel the same way if Stockton volunteered?

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Just my opinion but I think Ty might feel a little insecure about having Karl Malone around. Greg too.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    Maybe if Karl Malone took Jefferson with him grizzly bear hunting up in Alaska it would toughen him up a little so he could defend better.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Feb. 7, 2013 2:21 a.m.

    While I like the idea of having Malone coach the Jazz Bigs (on a part time basis); what I would really like to see is for Karl to invite Favors, Kanter, Jefferson and Millsap to join him for a month of workouts in Louisiana.

    Even if Paul and Al refused the invitation, I would love to see Malone take Kanter and Favors under his wings and teach them what he knows.

    Can you imagine Karl Malone's physique on Kanter and Favors? If he could instill his work ethic into Kanter and Favors the future results for the Jazz would be incredible!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Feb. 7, 2013 2:04 a.m.

    No The Jazz won't take Karl up on his offer, nor should they. Free is one thing, coming in and trying to take over is an ego disaster.