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Not even listed as a headline on ESPN's main page or its college basketball page.
Supposedly he requested Mo NOT to be a pallbearer, since he's not athletic and may drop his end of the casket.
First of all RIP.
Second of all God the last game plan he ginned up was a bitch. That game was so excruciating it still looks like a loss to my mind's eye.
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love Lavin's face in that
Not even a "sources say" or "ESPN has learned" ripoff of another reporter's scoop?
Majerus used to work for them for a year or two for gosh sakes
Good guys? Not sure about that. Great coach? For sure.
Yeah the year he dismantled a loaded Arizona team with his Utes was one of single greatest game plans I can remember.
People that fat don't get old. Just the way things are.
Absolutely sucks---he was very thoughtful and complimentary of MSU last year, and Day-Day especially. Great basketball mind and his former St Louis players are said to be crushed--taught them about life more than basketball, etc. etc. Damn.
Absolutely a good guy and beloved. Ask his players at Utah and St Louis, they are crushed by this news.
Per ESPN: "Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman, the coach's longtime friend, confirmed in a statement released through The Salt Lake Tribune that Majerus died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital. The coach had been hospitalized there for several months."
RIP coach. Truly a great basketball coach who got the most from his players through scheme and development. Hope he's at peace and drawing some new Oh-fences in heaven.
Even though there's a mod here who likes to censor factual discourse, I'll repeat the post I made hours ago:
Majerus was known for refusing to address student managers by name. He also had a habit of telling them to laying a towel on the floor, which he would shit on, and then tell the manager to "clean it up".
Yep, great guy.
I worked at Utah and like all stories this is probably half true.
Either way, RIP Majerus.
Held it down for Monty
Held it down For Iz
Read anything about him today and in the coming days from people who actually knew him. They'll all admit he had his issues, but he was one of the most beloved characters in basketball. He certainly did more good than bad.
definitely. A buddy of mine grew up on the same block as "Fat Ricky" as a kid and Majerus was the neighborhood bully, beating the crap out of every kid on the block. That attitude continued into his coaching days and a few coaches I know have referred to Majerus as "the most vile person in coaching." The Majerus of ESPN was a polar opposite of the actual person Rick was, especially when coaching. The husband of one of my wife's best friends was DOBO under the former SLU coach. When he met Majerus for the first time he was polite and introduced himself - Majerus looked at him and said "you'll be gone by the end of the month." Great guy, eh?
But yes, GREAT coach (that triangle and two defense in the Elite 8 game is legendary) and if you were one of the rare kids who would get on his good side then he was very good to you (such as as the Chinese kid at Utah), but if you weren't, well, telling a kid in front of the team his father regrets not pulling out is not the thing great people do.
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This is a harsh reality. You do not get to be simultaneously obese and old. Nature does not permit this.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
when you eat a full rack or ribs as an appetizer, after you've already had 7 heart bypasses, yes, you skip old.
not a good guy, not sure how anyone could think he was
Pooping in the big towel in the sky. RIP.
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Wow, I'm surprised by some of the posts in this thread. I suggest you all read this article and see how great of a man coach Majerus was.
Obviously there are people on both sides of the fence on Majerus, but he was entertaining. Maybe his best quote:
"Never marry a beautiful woman. A beautiful woman will leave you. An ugly woman will leave you too, but so what?"
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
"I love the beach; the only negative for me on the beach is people keep pushing me back in! They think I'm a whale."
He was a dick sometimes for sure. I won't dispute that. But he graduated his players (the ones that stayed in the program), and the guys who weren't babies and took his insults in stride loved the guy. He might have crossed the line at times, and he had his strange ways, but the majority of the players he coached loved the man.
Skip to 6:20 of the video in this link if you don't want to watch the whole thing, although it's all a good listen. It's Majerus' last presser after losing to us in the NCAAs last year. One of his seniors is asked about playing for Majerus.
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I think some people just need to let it go already.
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