This Day in Jazz History - June 3, 1999

by Bill Lea

Karl Malone becomes the ninth player in NBA history to win the Maurice Podoloff trophy twice when he is named the leagues MVP for the 1998-99 season. "The Mailman" averaged 23.8 points 9.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists while leading the Jazz to a 37-13 record during the lockout shortened season. Malone previously won the award for his play during the 1996-97 season.