FILE: Utah coach Rick Majerus.

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Throughout the NCAA basketball tournament, Utah basketball coach Rick Majerus gave every indication he would be returning to Utah.

He spoke of the players he loved to coach, his great friends in Utah and about how excited he was to take his team to the Maui Classic again next November. So it was really no surprise when he announced on ESPN's "Up Close" that he was turning down a lucrative offer to coach at Arizona State and was planning to return to Utah.