Malone joins Louisiana Tech hoop program, donates

Updated: May 31, 2007, 9:40 AM ET
Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Louisiana Tech hired former Bulldog and NBA star Karl Malone as its director of basketball promotion and assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Malone immediately donated $350,000 to the athletic department Wednesday.

"It felt like the right thing to do," said Malone, who came to Louisiana Tech in 1982 and left as a junior when the Utah Jazz drafted him. "It's very exciting for me to be able to."

The donation includes $300,000 toward ...

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