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Utah to hang replica Majerus sweater from rafters

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Dec. 3 2012 1:40 p.m. MST

FILE - In this March 23, 2003, file photo, Utah head coach Rick Majerus instructs center Cameron Koford (42) before sending him into the game against Kentucky in the first half at the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)sending him into the game against Kentucky in the first half at the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

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SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah officials will honor the legacy of Rick Majerus by hanging a replica of his trademark white sweater from the rafters at the basketball arena where he coached 14 seasons and regularly led the Utes to the NCAA tournament.

Utah athletic director Chris Hill says there will be a moment of silence at Utah's next game and players will wear black patches in honor of a man he called a "basketball savant.' The 64-year-old Majerus died Saturday in Los Angeles while awaiting a heart transplant.

Hill made the announcement Monday on campus.

Majerus had been invited back previously to be inducted into Utah's Hall of Fame. The induction is still planned.

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