Originally written on Salt Lake Tribune  |  Last updated 2/2/12

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)
Monson: A year later, Karl Malone calls out the Jazz on Jerry Sloan’s exit By Gordon Monson Tribune Columnist Published Feb 2, 2012 05:04PM MDT A couple of weeks before the one-year anniversary of the Night That Rocked the Jazz, the messy night that Deron Williams, first, pushed back too hard on Jerry Sloan during a game against Chicago and Sloan, second, felt undercut by his best player and, in one quick moment, under-supported by Jazz management and, third, quit, Karl Malone wanted to talk. What happened to Sloan had festered inside Malone for long enough. In the immediate aftermath, he came to Utah to express concern, buying his own ... Copyright 2011 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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