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Karl Malone to help coach Utah Jazz big men

May 29, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

Karl Malone AP

The Utah Jazz have a couple really good young frontline players — Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. Two guys that could form a powerhouse frontline in a few years.

So why not have them learn from the best Jazz big man ever? No, not Mark Eaton, the other one. Karl Malone.

Malone is apparently taking a part-time role with the Jazz coaching staff, tweets Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

This is not always the answer — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tried to coach Andrew Bynum, but you can only teach someone who wants to learn. But this has the potential to be the right step.

Both Favors and Kanter should get more run next season. It will be interesting to see who the Jazz bring back between Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, if either. The sentiment among Jazz fans they want the steadier Jefferson, but that likely also is the more expensive option.

  1. mz1394 - May 29, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Wow part time that’s more than this scumbag did as a father to demetress bell . LOSER

  2. nbascreed - May 29, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Playing well and coaching well and teaching well are 3 TOTALLY different things. I’m skeptical at best. You can’t impute greatness you have to teach skill and teach it to the level of the receiver.

  3. logisticalvoices - May 29, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    @mz1394: Wow. Guess you’re not a fan of Shawn Kemp, eh?

  4. sportsnut101 - May 29, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    He needs the other time for fishing

    So he’s gonna teach a center. N a sf to play. Wasn’t he a power forward

  5. JMClarkent - May 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    f he can help them with their offense, conditioning and overall nastiness – this could really be awesome for Favors and Kantner.

  6. saint1997 - May 30, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    Don’t resign anyone from that front court Utah and instead look to trade for Bledsoe

  7. timb12 - May 30, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    Should the league be on the lookout for elbows from the Jazz next season?

  8. silverbuffalo - May 30, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    Jazz CEO Greg Miller @ Karl Malone: What would my dad do … HELP!

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