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Utah Utes basketball: Former Ute Chris Burgess joins staff as undergraduate assistant coach

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  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 13, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    Uncle Rico must be one of the few remaining Roger Reid "fans" that was "let down" in 1996 when Burgess told Reid he committed to Duke and not the Y. That 1-26 meltdown still stings, eh?

    Oh, the ironies of life: Burgess starting a coaching career at the U shortly after Reid gave up trying to resurrect his at SUU.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    June 12, 2013 5:23 p.m.

    Uncle Rico - thanks for your obscure and irrelevant post.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    June 12, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    Question...
    Is the the same Burgess who air-balled from the free throw line, not once but TWICE during a game?

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    June 12, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    UU32 - Well said

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    June 12, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    For clarity my above comment was not directed at Chris Burgess, it was for "Chris B".

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    June 12, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    Chris B - Please don't use the word "we" when referring to the Utes -- most of us real Utah fans don't claim you as one of our own.

  • BlameItOnTheOfficials Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 11, 2013 9:30 p.m.

    This won't turn the program around but it's a baby step in the right direction.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    June 11, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    Good to see Utah moving in the right direction. Burgess brings a lot of experience and that experience should help Utah develop its inside players,

    Though I am a big Cougar fan, I also respect Utah, Utah State, and Weber State and like to see all of the state schools perform well.

    LK has done a solid job and it will be good to see the Utes become increasingly competitive. They gave the Cougars all they could handle this past year.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    June 11, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    Welcome home Chris!! Great to have you back!

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    This is great news indeed...welcome back to the U, Chris!!

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    June 11, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    StGtoSLC, thank you for clarifying his role with directly recruiting. His recruiting will be indirect and very helpful, as you point out, with the bigs.

    Go UTES!!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    Wookie, as an undergrad assistant, Burgess won't be allowed to be directly involved in recruiting. A very valuable benefit of the position, though, is that he can basically fully participate in practice, which will help the bigs immensely, as he's still very much in playing shape, just finishing his career in Europe just a few weeks ago. Very cool addition to the staff!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    Program moving in the right direction. We'll be back to where we belong within 2 more years.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    June 11, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    Great News....love with Coach K2 is doing at the U. Building this into a good program once again. Having Chris will help in recruiting and development. This is good for the program. Thank you Chris for your constant support.

    Go UTES!