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Majerus Will Not Return As SLU Basketball Coach

(via SLU Athletics)

Will be updated.

After taking health-related leave in August, Saint Louis University has announced that head men's basketball coach Rick Majerus will not be returning to the team.

An ongoing heart condition was stated as Majerus' reason for his initial leave, and is again the reason listed for his departure from SLU.

"Coach Majerus' health is of the utmost importance, and our thoughts and prayers are with him as he faces his challenges," SLU's director of athletics Chris May said in a statement. "We are thankful for Rick's efforts as he succeeded by all accounts as our head men's basketball coach."

Jim Crews had previously been named the interim head coach of the team through the 2013 season, though no mention was made of future plans for the job into 2014.

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