Speaking of Majeras, he despised bad basketball effort.We could have used his
spirit at last nights game. He seemed to get the best out of his players. We
have a coaching problem in the Jazz Organization.
I will never forgive the player who made up lies about Majerus. Players were
interviewed and nobody supported the player who lied. Yet, in the media, the
press is unforgiving and it was easy to cast stones at big Rick. The player who
made up lies should be called out for his behavior and set the record straight.
RIP Coach Majerus, you were simply the best!
Other than a former center who was a little bit soft and a whole lot self
promoting and a few reporters who threw hissy fits because Majerus did not
respect their talents, I never heard a bad word from any ball player except to
say that Coach could come down hard. Wow. Like we don't need any people
like that in our lives. Young people will always have adults who crave their
friendship and want them to join the "everybody loves everybody club." A
few grown men who call you on your efforts in a no nonsense way might possibly
be viewed as a good thing.
What a wonderful stroll down memory row. I'll cherish the memories of the
Utah coaching days of Rick Majerus. Alex and Andre are top notch people. Rick
allowed me and a colleague to attend a practice and interview him about always
being a learner and learning never stops if you're good at what you do.
Sure do miss Coach Majerus.
LOVE Andre Miller!
I absolutely Loved that Ute Basketball team , Man they were a Great Team !!!
Great story !!
Those were the days. I had 7th row season tickets in the Ute Fan Club (The
precursor to the MUSS)one year to watch those two play. It was awesome! Thanks for the memories Andre and Alex.
Who could ever forget the Ambush in Anaheim? The Lute Olsen interview after the
game? Triangle-and-Two? Al Jensen and 'Dre Miller-two for the
ages! Thanks! Fun article!
I am loving the upswing in talent and excitement on the hill. I really enjoyed
the Majerus days. Majerus was not saint. Two of the players worked for me in the
summers. They told me some great, unbelievable stories about Majerus. I
haven't repeated them out of respect for the two players that I got to
know. Good article.
@Jody GenessyHere is what I'll always remember about Rick
Majerus."Oaf-fense" Wearing a sweater, instead
of a coat and tie at games.Residing at a hotel the whole time he was
Utah's coach.Swinging his right arm down in disgust at bad
calls made by referees.Spending most of a day consoling Keith Van
Horn after the passing of his father.No matter where he went with
his teams (in the U.S.) he always seemed to know the best places to eat.The fact that he could actually jump (a foot and a half off the ground)
which we all saw on television during the WAC tournament.Rick always
giving credit for the wins to his players, but never blaming them for the
losses. He only blamed himself. The "Triangle and Two
defense" which he called a gimmick, but thought would work against
Arizona.Bill Marcroft telling Rick during the NCAA playoff run to
the championship game, that in the future, Ute fans would look back at the
season and never forget it. Bill was right. We haven't forgotten.I miss Rick Majerus. I sure wish he was around to coach the Jazz.
Andre Miller -- best Ute ever.