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Malone Is Closer to Retiring

January 25, 2005|Mike Bresnahan

Karl Malone will decide on his future in the next week or two and is moving closer to retirement, his agent, Dwight Manley, said Monday.

Malone, the second-leading scorer in NBA history, might come back to play for the San Antonio Spurs, although he doesn't appear to be leaning that way.

"Probably toward retirement, just because that's what he is right now, theoretically," Manley said. "Things usually go the direction of where you're at."

Malone will not play for the Lakers, although he has been offered a front-office job by owner Jerry Buss if he chooses to retire.

Malone is physically in great shape, Manley said, and has been at home in Newport Beach since returning from a recent trip to Mexico. A decision is forthcoming, to "get this thing figured out one way or the other," Manley said.

Malone, 41, averaged 13.2 points and 8.7 rebounds last season with the Lakers. He has 36,928 points in his career, 1,459 fewer than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

-- Mike Bresnahan

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