Originally posted on TornBySports  |  Last updated 5/29/13

SALT LAKE CITY - FEBRUARY 13: Karl Malone announces his retirement from playing NBA basketball on February 13, 2005 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Malone played 19 years in the NBA, 18 with the Utah Jazz and his last year with the Los Angeles Lakers. Malone is currently second on the all time scoring list. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Just got word of a new hiring in Jazzland. Karl Malone is going to be a coach for the big men Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. My initial reaction was SUPER excitement. This tells me the Jazz are finally turing the corner and going young. Which is what I’ve been ready for since Deron was traded. A big pro to keeping Big Al was because he was such a great mentor to Favors and Kanter, sadly, he’s not needed anymore. The only person whoever hears my ramblings is my husband. He’s been hearing me say we need to keep Big Al because we needed someone to mentor these 2 young bigs. So as soon as I heard the news I knew there was no need for Big Al anymore. Loved the guy, but it’s time to move on now that Karl Malone is back! Twitter is blowing up. Jazz fans are excited about this team once more. I’ll steal a line from the Utes and say “It’s a great day to be a Jazz fan.”   Here’s some reactions about this news on Twitter JazzBasketball ‏@Jazzbasketball15m All the rejoicing for an overdue comm...
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