Rick Majerus

Outsize coach

Most college basketball coaches don't win as many games as Rick Majerus, attract as many fans, eat as much--don't worry; he knew--or especially leave such a distinctive mark on the sport. The longtime coach, who died Dec. 1 at 64, won 517 Division I men's games, had only one losing season in 25 years at four schools and took the University of Utah to the national-championship game in 1998. But it was his eccentricities and excesses that made Majerus indelible. His king-size presence on the sidelines was instantly recognizable. His postgame interviews were unforgettable. His appetite, legendary. Eventually Majerus' unrestrained lifestyle,...

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