Coach Majerus Hospitalized With Chest Pains

Utah basketball coach Rick Majerus was admitted to the hospital Monday after experiencing chest pains.

Majerus, 52, who has a history of heart problems, was admitted to LDS Hospital as a precaution, according to a University of Utah news release.

Preliminary tests on his heart have been normal, said spokesman Mike Lageschulte. However, he will undergo a coronary angiogram today which will give more information on his condition, he said.

No timetable has been set for his return to the Utes.

Had Heart Bypass Surgery a Decade Ago

Majerus, a former Marquette coach and Milwaukee Bucks assistant, has been away from the team for six weeks while recovering from anthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. He had planned to return to the team practices Monday.

“Maybe it was just the excitement over coming back to the team. We’ll know more tomorrow,” Lageschulte said.

Dick Hunsaker, who has filled in for Majerus for the last 12 games, will continue to serve as acting head coach.

Majerus missed most of the 1989-90 season, his first with the Utes, after heart bypass surgery.