Karl Malone To Coach at Louisiana Tech

Jeff Goodman at FOXSports.com reports that Karl Malone may be headed back to his alma mater (and mine) to coach basketball. Goodman writes:

Kerry Rupp, who is expected to be officially introduced later this week as Louisiana Tech’s new head coach, is close to bringing former Bulldogs and NBA star Karl Malone on board as an assistant coach.

FOXSports.com has learned that the 43-year-old Malone, selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history and a two-time league MVP, is seriously considering joining Rupp’s coaching staff.

Malone was chosen with the 13th pick in the 1985 NBA Draft after a three-year career at Louisiana Tech in which the Bulldogs were 74-19. Louisiana Tech went to the Sweet 16 in 1985.

I’d love to see Malone take the Bulldogs to the big dance again. Whether or not he’s the man to do it remains to be seen. In any case, I’ll still be pulling for my beleaguered Dawgs!

“Malone may take La. Tech assistant job” – FOXSports.com

6 Responses to Karl Malone To Coach at Louisiana Tech

  1. Sally April 10, 2007 at 9:10 pm #

    Whoa! This would be awesome… If only he could take over the Techsters… Now THAT would be something to really get excited about! They stunk it up this year…

  2. F. Roberts April 11, 2007 at 9:25 am #

    Does he have a permit to carry that gun?

  3. Catherine April 12, 2007 at 11:16 am #

    Whoa…I had no idea he was that swolt!

  4. Andrew April 13, 2007 at 3:45 pm #

    wow! check out those guns!

  5. The Hoodlum April 15, 2007 at 10:37 pm #

    Faimon –

    There are no gun laws in Ruston. He can use those guns ANY WAY HE PLEASES!

    Woot – bring back the MailMan!

  6. Mark Robertson April 16, 2007 at 1:59 pm #

    As a fellow techster, I think this a great move not only for the school but for the Mail-man himself. I have always believed that professional athelets should coach for a few years after they retire from playing. The knowledge that could be passed along would be pricless. I might even travel back to Ruston to watch a few games.

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