SMU's latest target: Rick Majerus

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

SMU is making a run at Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus.

Sources told CBSSports.com that SMU athletic director Steve Orsini has targeted the 64-year-old Majerus, who took Saint Louis to the third round of the NCAA tournament last month.

Majerus has won more than 500 career games in stops at Marquette, Ball State, Utah and Saint Louis. He returns everyone except for big man Brian Conklin off this year's Billikens squad, one that went 26-8 overall and 12-4 in the A-10.

On the surface, it seems like an odd hire due to Majerus' age and health issues. However, SMU wanted a head coach and a proven one at that -- and Majerus is one of the best X's and O's guys in the country.

SMU, according to sources, had previously gone after Marquette coach and Texas native Buzz Williams, Harvard's Tommy Amaker and Long Beach State's Dan Monson.

 
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