With the news of former Utah head coach Rick Majerus' death spreading quickly, many members of the college basketball media are taking to Twitter to remember him. Majerus was known for having a multitude of great stories, and was nearly universally liked by all.
Here is a sampling of what people are saying about Majerus.
Very sad to hear of the passing of Rick Majerus. I loved covering him and getting to know him. Huge loss to basketball, to say the least.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 2, 2012
So sad to hear about the passing of former ESPN colleague and one helluva coach Rick Majerus. He will be missed by many. May he RIP.— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) December 2, 2012
So very sad to learn of the passing of Rick Majerus. A great loss for the game and for all of us.— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) December 2, 2012
RIP, Rick Majerus. His humor could overshadow how great a basketball mind he had.— Jon Solomon (@jonsol) December 2, 2012
Majerus was a head coach for 25 seasons at Marquette, Ball State, Utah, and Saint Louis, with the majority of his career being spent with the Utes. He also was an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks for a season, and spent some time as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team.
The cause of death is unknown at this point, but Majerus had to step away from his job as head coach at Saint Louis this past summer to deal with heart issues, and it was announced several weeks ago that he would not be returning to the bench for the Billikens. Majerus was 64 years old.