Tension cooling between Jazz, Mailman?
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
A few weeks after a very public spat with his former team and its CEO, Utah Jazz great Karl Malone attended Monday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. Afterward, Malone and Greg Miller met for about an hour in a closed-door session, though neither would discuss what was said.
Earlier this month, Malone went off on the organization. He said he was forced to use a scalper to buy tickets for a game and also blamed the organization for coach Jerry Sloan's abrupt retirement last February, saying the Jazz had given point guard Deron Williams — now with the New Jersey Nets — too much power.
On Monday, Malone, with his son, shrugged off reporters but sat in the front row under the ''home'' basket next to a fan holding a colorful ''Malone for President'' sign. A security guard stood behind him. At halftime, Malone hugged coach Tyrone Corbin and other members of the Jazz staff in the concourse, but was signing autographs when Miller walked by.
Miller looked at him and kept walking. After the game, Miller went over to Malone and the two chatted briefly before going behind closed doors.
''We talked,'' Malone said. ''It's between us.''