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John Stockton is attempting to come through with one more assist for his former pick-and-roll partner. Karl Malone, who put together a Hall of Fame career playing for the Utah Jazz, has engaged in a war of words with his former team since last Friday. Malone went on a radio show and bashed Jazz management for undermining former coach Jerry Sloan's authority in his dealings with point guard Deron Williams, ultimately leading Sloan to step down after 23 years at the helm. Malone blamed the Jazz for siding with the player over the coach, and said he also felt slighted...
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Utah Jazz owner and CEO Greg Miller called 14-time All-Star Karl Malone "too unreliable and too unstable" to help his former team as an assistant coach Friday night. He also claimed that Malone lied to a newspaper about having to use a scalper to purchase tickets to a Jazz game in a blog post.Miller also posted a scathing Twitter post earlier on Friday."Hey Karl-you...
A week after Karl Malone called out the Jazz on Jerry Sloan’s exit, owner Greg Miller shot back at Malone, calling him “too unreliable and too unstable” to help the team as an assistant coach in a blog post Friday night. Miller also tweeted that Malone lied in an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune about having to use a scalper to purchase tickets to a Jazz game last season...
When you think of the Utah Jazz, one player that definitely comes to mind is forward Karl Malone and you would assume that he would never have to pay for a ticket to a Jazz home game.Back in 2011, Malone was denied tickets to a home game after head coach Jerry Sloan quit after having a spat with former Jazz player Deron Williams:What happened to Sloan had festered inside Malone for...
Jazz CEO Greg Miller replied to comments made by Karl Malone about the organization.
Karl Malone was reliability personified in 18 seasons in Utah. He played in 1,353 games out of a possible 1,362, became the NBA’s second-leading scorer and one of its institutions with running mate John Stockton. He’s no less reliable in retirement — as a thorn in the side of Jazz executives. The current CEO of [...]
Out in Salt Lake City, the Jazz are involved in a nasty tete-a-tete with Hall of Famer Karl Malone about how and why ex-coach Jerry Sloan ended his career, with Malone claiming that he now has to pay for tickets (the horrors! Karl Malone has bought Karl Malone way too many Beanie Babies to have that kind of money!), the ownership claiming that he's unstable and lying, and ex...
One of the greatest power fowards ever to play basketball has launched a verbal assault on his former team. Karl Malone, the Mailman, has set out on a very public campaign to defame and discredit the Utah Jazz. Malone played the prime years of his career, along side John Stockton and under the watchful eye [...]
End war of words, Stockton urges
By Steve Luhm
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Feb 4, 2012 08:45PM MDT
After Karl Malone responded defiantly Saturday to a scathing blog by Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller, fellow Hall of Famer John Stockton suggested the two need to call a quick truce.
If the verbal sparring continues, Stockton feared it might “tarnish” what the organization...
NBA commissioner David Stern is hoping for a reconciliation between feuding Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller and former franchise superstar Karl Malone.
A bitter war of words erupted last week after Miller hit back at public criticism leveled by the Hall of Fame forward in which Malone blamed Miller for former coach Jerry Sloan's exit last year.
"I'm looking forward to the...
NBA’s David Stern calls on Utah Jazz’s Miller, Malone to end dispute
By Brian T. Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Feb 6, 2012 12:42PM MDT
New York • NBA commissioner David Stern said Monday he wants the recent war of words between Jazz CEO Greg Miller and ex-Utah forward Karl Malone “put to rest.”
Less than three days after Miller used Twitter to call Malone...
David Stern has urged a reconciliation for Jazz owner Greg Miller and Hall of Famer Karl Malone, using strong language but stopping short of an outright mandate or any hint at disciplinary action for the vocal owner.