Nuggets coach hit hard by Majerus' death

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm •  Published: December 3, 2012
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"Training camp, playoffs, in the season, he has a tremendous way of making me feel confident about who I am as a coach. He was always good in that way."

Majerus, a Milwaukee native, compiled a 517-216 record over 25 years with Saint Louis, Ball State, Utah and Marquette. Majerus guided the Billikens to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 12 years last season. The Billikens, who finished 26-8, upset Memphis before losing to Michigan State.

He took Utah to the 1998 NCAA championship game, where the Utes lost to Kentucky. That team featured three future NBA players — Keith Van Horn, Michael Doleac and Andre Miller, who plays for the Nuggets.

Karl praised Majerus' record despite not having top-tier recruits.

"He never had the blessing of having the best talent in college, but he had an incredible record in Utah, he had an incredible record in producing NBA players," Karl said. "Andre being one of them."



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