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Doc Rivers Tears Up For Death Of Rick Majerus

MILWAUKEE – Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was moved to tears, red-eyed, on Saturday night when asked about his former Marquette coach, Rick Majerus. Rivers spent all three of his seasons with the Warriors under then-assistant Majerus, and it was in a summer camp where the coach gave him the longstanding nickname “Doc.”

After compiling a 517-216 record at four colleges, Majerus passed away Saturday at the age of 64 due to heart failure.

“That’s a tough one for me,” Rivers said after the Celtics’ 91-88 loss to the Bucks. “He’s the one who gave me my name. I knew before [the game] that he wasn’t going to make it through tonight. I don’t want to talk too much about it.”

Majerus had a tremendous run at Utah from 1989 to 2004, leading the university to a 323-95 record. He became Marquette’s head coach in 1983, following Rivers’ departure through the NBA draft.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Rick Majerus Passes Away At 64

Rick Majerus has passed away at the age of 64 in a Los Angeles hospital due to heart failure.

Majerus had a history of heart problems and announced last month that he would not be returning as head coach of Saint Louis due to his heart condition.

Majerus had an overall record of 517-216 at four colleges, including an outstanding 323-95 mark at Utah from 1989-2004.

Majerus also coached at Marquette and Ball State.

Via Dan Loumena/Los Angeles Times
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