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Rick Majerus dies: Legendary basketball coach passes away at age of 64
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Posted on 12/01/2012 6:44:48 PM PST by Perdogg

Rick Majerus, one of the best minds in basketball, died on Saturday after a long battle with a heart condition. He was 64.

One of his former assistant coaches, Porter Moser, broke the news on Twitter Saturday night.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: majerus

1 posted on 12/01/2012 6:44:54 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Rest in peace, Coach.


2 posted on 12/01/2012 6:47:06 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Perdogg

One smart coach. Rest In Peace.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 6:47:54 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: John W

Dean Smith wanted Rick to replace him at UNC.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 6:50:18 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

RIP... great coach.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 6:54:20 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Perdogg

RIP


6 posted on 12/01/2012 6:54:34 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Perdogg
I had a press pass in 1976-1977 at the Marquette Games when McQuire was coach, Raymonds was assistant coach and Majerus was the assistant to the assistant.

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7 posted on 12/01/2012 6:55:36 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Perdogg
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8 posted on 12/01/2012 6:56:20 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Those 1976 model cars were cool!


9 posted on 12/01/2012 6:56:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: John W
Rest in peace

That will be unlikely to occur if Majerus never stopped being a proponent of infanticide.

10 posted on 12/01/2012 7:29:53 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: gorush

McGuire was probably my favorite coach, and I always enjoyed when he announced the games....hasn’t been the same without him.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 7:31:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: A.A. Cunningham
You forgot: if someone was good at sports, we are supposed to ignore the fact that he was evil.

For his sake, let's hope he had an epiphany before his heart gave out.

12 posted on 12/01/2012 7:39:23 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Perdogg

And he was a finalist for the Minnesota Gophers coaching job that went to Tubby Smith.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 7:39:28 PM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: Perdogg

RIP.


14 posted on 12/01/2012 7:54:53 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GreatOne
Majerus also interviewed for Long Beach State job in 2007 and would have been head coach except that Long Beach State officials were concerned about his health. He withdrew from consideration, probably best for him as the Long Beach State job is a difficult one.

The job went to Dan Monson who Tubby Smith preceded at Minnesota.

15 posted on 12/01/2012 7:56:20 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Perdogg

RIP Coach Marjorus.

He was briliant.


16 posted on 12/01/2012 8:50:07 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; wideawake

From here on I’ll clear my rest in peace posts regarding the recently departed with the two of you.


17 posted on 12/01/2012 9:18:33 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: gorush

I grew up across the street from Hank Raymonds. I still remember the National Championship year. It was something special.

This is a sad day.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 9:22:13 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: gorush

Is that Dean Smith?


19 posted on 12/01/2012 9:25:30 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Perdogg

RIP Rick. I can’t believe this didn’t happen many years earlier


20 posted on 12/01/2012 10:59:07 PM PST by Figment
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To: wideawake

Indeed, however, if one publicly espouses evil and then undergoes an epiphany one then needs to publicly renounce the evil one once espoused.


21 posted on 12/02/2012 12:56:21 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: John W
No need, just continue canonizing those who are proponents of the murder of the unborn.

I'll bet you did the same for Teddy Kennedy.

22 posted on 12/02/2012 12:59:21 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: John W; A.A. Cunningham
JW, the guy very publicly proclaimed his advocacy for murdering kids. He didn't speak about much publicly other than basketball, so clearly the culture of death was very near to his heart.

If mentioning that ruffles your feathers, I apologize.

23 posted on 12/02/2012 5:05:10 AM PST by wideawake
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Do you understand what the phrase “rest in peace” means? It appears not.


24 posted on 12/02/2012 5:40:51 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

If you believe in an individual final judgement, epiphanies may happen before a higher authority than yourself.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 5:43:14 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: rabidralph
"Is that Dean Smith?"

Al McGuire

26 posted on 12/02/2012 6:39:27 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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