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Majerus turned down job as Nuggets assistant

Updated: July 25, 2006, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Former Utah coach Rick Majerus has turned down an offer to become an assistant to Denver Nuggets coach George Karl, the team said Tuesday.

"[Karl] offered me the job a month ago," Majerus told the Rocky Mountain News in Tuesday's editions. "But I can't move [to Denver] right now."

Majerus, 58, coached the Utes from 1989 until January 2004, when he stepped down for health reasons. He was 323-95 at Utah and led the team to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances.

He now lives ...

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