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.
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!
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.
Just my opinion but I think Ty might feel a little insecure about having Karl
Malone around. Greg too.
@ B RussWould you feel the same way if Stockton volunteered?
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.
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.
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
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)
@ Al in VernalI 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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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,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?...