December 1st, 2012 at 9:23 PM ^

Majerus always came across as one of the genuinely good guys. A funny guy, and a good coach. He took Ball St to the second round of the tournament in '89, the year M won the championship; and had a nice run at Utah.  RIP


December 1st, 2012 at 10:30 PM ^

Loved watching Utah for many of their NCAA tournament runs.

I just wish this guy could have coached longer.

My condolences and prayers for the family!


December 1st, 2012 at 11:17 PM ^

I went to school at U of U for a little while in the mid/late 90's and loved this guy.  He had a great team with Van Horn, Doleac, Andre Miller and Hanno Mettola.  I would see him out around town all the time...ALWAYS eating.  Craziest thing is that he never had a house there.  He lived out of a hotel.  Always thought that was odd but a part of his unique personality.  He'll be missed.


December 2nd, 2012 at 4:23 AM ^

I also went to the U of U in the mid/late 90's.  I was going to post almost the exact same thing...how Majerus lived in a hotel, was always around town going out to eat, heck of a coach, etc. 

I'll never forget when Majerus's team made that incredible NCAA tourney run, where they made it all the way to the championship game, before losing to Kentucky.  He put Utah basketball on the map.  Sadly, they haven't been the same since he left Utah.  RIP Coach Majerus.  You were a great coach, and a great tv analyst.  You will be missed.


December 1st, 2012 at 11:18 PM ^

I'm sure nobody was surprised by the news, because of his history of health problems, but it's still very, very sad.  Majerus is one of "those guys" who could have lived to 90 and still left the world wishing he had a few more years.  

RIP, Coach.


December 2nd, 2012 at 10:15 AM ^

A former classmate of mine played for him at Ball State the year they almost took down eventual national champion UNLV in the 1990 tourney (69-67).  UNLV was considered invincible, but Majerus almost did it with Ball State players.