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“Big” Changes For Jazz Organization

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This week has brought about some interesting changes for the Utah Jazz. First, assistant coach Jeff Hornacek is stolen away by the Phoenix Suns to reign as their head coach. Jeff has been a much beloved figure for the Utah team both as a player and again as an assistant coach under both Jerry Sloan and more recently, Tyrone Corbin. He will be missed by the Jazz organization. It was announced yesterday that another beloved former player for the Jazz’s past will now be slipping on a Jazz basketball jersey to assist the team. Stepping into the spot of an assistant coach (to work with the bigs) will be the one time all-star power forward Karl Malone. Malone has long expressed a great interest in the Jazz and has recently confirmed his delight in being asked to assist the team. Jazz players seem to be totally on board with their new assistant coach, especially Derrick Favors who had specifically requested that he be tutored by Malone. Hopefully this new arrangement will result in some improved play by the current roster and also be a source of enjoyment for Malone. No one can dispute the fact that Karl understands the game of basketball. Whether or not he can transfer his know-how to the current players will be the big question. Should be interesting.