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Karl Malone joins Utah Jazz staff to help develop players

Karl Malone joins Utah Jazz staff to help develop players

After years of contention between Karl Malone and his former team, the Utah Jazz, he’s officially coming back home in an official capacity. Malone will join the coaching staff helping to develop their “big men”.

This is a good, yet long-overdue move for Malone who has been critical of decisions made by the ownership in the past. His role in helping players like Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter will be critical as the Jazz look to re-energize and transform their team. Malone can help these men with the necessary skills big men need in the paint, and also help the team with their overall defense strategy.

Karl Malone spend the majority of his NBA career with the Jazz, playing 18 seasons. His record is impressive including two MVP seasons in 1997 and 1999. In 1997, he averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists on 55 percent shooting. He was inducted to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2010.

I think it is good when retired players return to their former teams to help navigate and develop young players. More than ever, young players need not only the professional skills development, but the personal, character development that can rob them of successful careers faster than a bad game can. Now that Malone is officially on the staff he had better deliver. 

The only person he can now be critical of is the man in the mirror.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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