How this former Utah basketball player went from delivering points to delivering babies

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  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    June 11, 2019 6:58 a.m.

    correction:
    Alumni

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 10, 2019 1:09 p.m.

    Utah-Hawaii Alum
    "...What I don't get, mentioned in the article, is that he is LDS? This paper never mentions the plethora of people who are busted by the law as "LDS?""
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    You're looking too hard to find fault. Cain going on a mission was an important part of the article. Therefore bringing up the fact that he was LDS was a pertinent detail.

    On another note, I spent one year working with the team and staff and have to say how refreshing it is to finally have a local columnist report on the real Majerus. Majerus would be the first to have admitted his faults, just as the article also pointed out, but this man cared far more about his players and setting them up for success after basketball then most people will ever know.

  • jmac77 West Valley City, UT
    June 10, 2019 11:19 a.m.

    Awesome to read about former Utes doing great things. Larry wasn't the most talented big man, but he worked his tail off and was an important member of the team. The '93 squad lacked depth, especially in the post where a few projected contributors either transferred or got booted off the team. Larry stepped in and did an admirable job as the starter on a team that went 24-7, won the WAC and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    June 10, 2019 11:06 a.m.

    Nice story!

    Does he have to run ladders if his patients don't like his performance?

    Go Utes!

  • Utah-Hawaii Alum CA, 00
    June 10, 2019 10:25 a.m.

    I like Larry, a great man and a "Ute." What I don't get, mentioned in the article, is that he is LDS? This paper never mentions the plethora of people who are busted by the law as "LDS?"

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    June 10, 2019 10:21 a.m.

    I remember a know it all fan calling in to a radio interview with Coach Archibald and rudely asking him why in the world he had recruited Larry Cain. Lynn paused for a second and said, "Because I think he has the ability to help us. Same reason I would recruit anyone else." A few years go by and that know it all fan is probably feeling a little sheepish and schooled as Larry Cain is anchoring the middle on one of the best teams Rick Majerus would ever coach. Like Walter Watts and Michael Doleac-Cain---Majerus squeezed every single bit of talent out of these raw big men in a way that Ute coaches have really struggled to do ever since.

    Thank you so much for this story. It says so much about the player and the coach and

  • Kenngo1969 , 00
    June 10, 2019 4:23 a.m.

    “I’m very happy as a physician. I get to learn new things every day and serve people and it’s challenging,” Cain said. “I think without challenges you don’t grow.”

    And one of the bestestest things about being a physician is that you get to hang out with Cute Little People, like the one you're holding in that picture, Doc.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 9, 2019 10:53 p.m.

    Thanks, Dirk, for the update on Larry Cain. He was the kind of hard-nosed, disciplined player tht Majerus loved. And it’s good to read insights into the kind of person Big Rick really was.