The fascinating story behind the coolest name in basketball
John Stockton and Karl Malone were dialed in throughout their Utah Jazz careers together, amassing a combined 24 All Star selections and. See more ideas about John Stockton, Utah Jazz and Karl Malone. Some blame on it on a splintering relationship with Doc Rivers, Danny Ainge and Rajon. Meet Stockton Malone Shorts. The Utah high schooler can seriously play ball — although he prefers trunks a bit longer than those once sported.
Jeff Hornacek still has an aw-shucks charm and the calm demeanor of a coach. Stockton reminisced about Horny keeping stats of both teams in his head and drawing plays on his hands.
Russell constantly flashes his big smile.
The former Utah center, who used to proudly sport a Fred Flintstone tattoo on his leg, gave Jazz radio voice David Locke some humorous grief during the media session. He admitted that he didn't actually name one of his donkeys after Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson, as he'd recently claimed on the radio.
He also gave some backhanded love to his old stomping grounds after telling reporters that he went snowmobiling in Park City this week and showed his better half his old Utah homes.
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It loses to Texas. Even without the second-leading scorer in NBA history, this arena has rarely been more electric since the Stockton-to-Malone days than it was during Wednesday's halftime ceremony, honoring that beloved team.
We're all proud to be a part of the Utah Jazz family, and we're going to root for this team to take it all the way. It also puts a target on your back when your old friends are all gathered.
Shandon Anderson and Greg Foster, now an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, didn't attend, either. The missing members of the team were on the minds of the guys who could make it, including New York Knicks coaches Hornacek and Howard Eisley.
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He took his doses last night. The Jazz won a franchise-best 64 games that year, including an incredible 38 of 41 at the Delta Center. Utah strung together two game winning streaks.
Stockton and Malone were honored as All-Stars — their ninth and 10th times, respectively — along with being named as two of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. For 19 seasons, he came to work. By all accounts, he reveled in practices just as much as the games. His preparation was unparalleled.
John Stockton, Karl Malone and their flip phones hung out together at the LSU game Saturday
But he was effective and efficient—even when playing in 10 All-Star games. Imagine what that total would have been had he started more frequently his first three seasons. Even as is, it will always be one of sports most unbreakable records. In 17 of his 19 seasons, Stockton played every game.
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Like many out there, that instantly became my shoe of choice. He either scored or assisted on every basket down the stretch.
It was as clutch a performance as there has been. His singing prowess was also something to hear… 28 assists against the San Antonio Spurs. Oh, and he added 20 points and eight steals that evening.
Even the most devout Jazz fans can glean so much by reading this book. Not one of my favorite memories: Stockton going down with a broken leg, thus preventing him from playing much with the greatest team in basketball history.
Miller loved Stockton—that was very evident. The stories of his contact talks, where Miller and Stockton would each write on a paper what they each thought was a fair number. And that was it.
Just two men in a room who respected each other. To go into the Hall the same time as Jerry Sloan was priceless. He lead the league twice and tallied over each season, minus the lockout year and the season of his injury.