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Karl Malone helps Enes Kanter catch his first fish

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  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Aug. 8, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    Great idea. Anytime you can make friends with someone you are teaching most of the battle is won. Hope they have a lifetime friendship..

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Aug. 8, 2013 10:47 a.m.

    I might add also you need to look real hard to see the fish. Hope they were not too hungry.

  • jazz4ever San Mateo, CA
    Aug. 28, 2013 11:02 a.m.

    The sentiment is nice @Little Andy, however I do not agree. I always feel coaches and players have to maintain a distance to be effective. You never become a "friend" of the player you are trying to teach! The problem is it becomes that much more difficult to point out mistakes and enforce discipline. You want to be nice to a close friend and that just wont do. It will all be happy-happy now until it is mid-season and the team is struggling, then friendship will get in the way of benching a non performer, criticizing him, etc.,.
    Malone has reached unbelievable heights as a player but is only taking baby steps as a coach. I feel this is a wrong step.