College basketball: Rick Majerus embroiled in coaches show soap opera

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  • You know I was once in 3rd
    Feb. 2, 2010 11:49 p.m.

    grade. But then I moved should everyone else when it comes to our favorite time in life, a favorite coach, yadda, yadda, yadda. This too must pass. So to fans everywhere...enjoy the winning when it's good cause it can and will change and be patient when times are tough and your team is just can get a whole lot better and it can also get a whole lot worse. Support the kids, be true to your school and be gracious to those around you. Best of luck to St. Louis University & Coach Majerus.

  • Majerus...
    Feb. 2, 2010 5:06 p.m.

    was the Bobby Knight of Runnin' Ute Basketball

    A great basketball mind
    A great motivator and teacher
    A great big bully who mistreated his players

  • Re: I think
    Feb. 2, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    while we are all entitled to our opinions, and I think Rose is doing a great job, but he has some more things to do before he is even in the comparison with Majerus and what he accomplished at Utah. The man is a basketball genius. Every time a big time job came open, his name was mentioned. When NBA teams played in Salt Lake, often times there coaches were at Utah practices to watch Majerus. Many people in this state refuse to acknowledge what he did because of the way he did things. I will be the first to admit that his off court, and even his on court behavior was often time tasteless, crude and vulgar, but the man could flat out coach.

  • I think
    Feb. 2, 2010 2:06 p.m.


  • Re: Short Memory
    Feb. 2, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    No, Gardner and Watts were good, but not Majerus good. Majerus was and still is the best coach this state has ever seen.

  • Come back Rick
    Feb. 2, 2010 11:36 a.m.

    Please come back to Utah and save our basketball program at Utah.

    Since you left, it has gone all down Hill, (pun intended)!!!!

  • hummm
    Feb. 2, 2010 10:48 a.m.

    Majerus never did REALLY want to be in SLC as a Yewts - because it is in Utah.

    He did say - If I had Shaun Bradley as my center - I would be the NCAA champion - or something like that. I do believe that he would have done so or come darn close.

  • Magerus is a basketball genius
    Feb. 2, 2010 9:50 a.m.

    As an Aggie I think Stew is the best coach in the state. But I must say that Magerus knows the game inside and out like no one else. Utah was very fortunate to have had him as long as they did.

  • Short memory
    Feb. 2, 2010 9:45 a.m.

    Jack Gardner was a much better coach than Majerus. I'd also throw in Stan Watts.

  • Koogur Speling
    Feb. 2, 2010 8:47 a.m.


    You receive your degree in Provo, Dick?

  • LaVar the Utah Cat
    Feb. 2, 2010 8:31 a.m.

    Majerus is merely making a point to the administration. Not a bad point to make, either. He is one excellent coach, but like many folks who are excellent at certain things, he is erratic in behavior. Dr. Hill's life is easier, but the bb team is poorer for Rick's leaving.

  • Doug
    Feb. 2, 2010 7:04 a.m.

    Rick M and a soap opera......never

    This world is just full of surprises

  • Bob2
    Feb. 2, 2010 6:43 a.m.

    Yes, ha ha--I'm sure that Dr. Hill is just stretching back and having a big ol belly laugh over the fact that Majerus is not the coach of the Utah Utes anymore. "The upper echelon of big time college basketball was so stressful. Those trips to the Elite 8 and Final Four were just too much packing. Oooh Rick's having a spat with a radio station---heh heh heh--I am one lucky AD!"

    Rick Majerus was the best college bb coach I've ever seen in this state and his teams were three cuts above anything I've ever seen at the U outside of Jerry Pimms Vranes, Chambers, Bankowski teams. Would I want him coaching my sons Jr. Jazz team, No. Would I want him coaching young men who are learning to be grown up men--in a half a heartbeat.

  • Hahahaha!!!
    Feb. 1, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    Saint Louis should have known what they were getting into when they hired Majerus. Utah AD Chris Hill must be getting a good laugh right about now.

    Utah's success in the 90's was awesome. But it sure is good to have Majerus gone once it became obvious how he was mistreating players.

  • What else is new?
    Feb. 1, 2010 7:55 p.m.

    This headline just restates what has been Majerus' history for a long time--he's always upset with his employer.

  • Richard
    Feb. 1, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    just remember what happened to Texas Tech Coach, Rick Leach, when he thought he'd become bigger than the game.

    Big mistake taing your ball and going home.

    Grow up, or get out!