Rick Majerus may be the next coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball squad if you believe the Mason City Globe-Gazette. But if you're more of a Cedar Rapids Gazette kind of person, Majerus reportedly denied any interest in the position:
Asked in a phone interview if there were any discussions involving him as Iowa's next coach, Majerus said, “No, no.'' Told there were rumors and reports flying around Iowa that he is replacing Steve Alford as the Hawkeyes' coach, Majerus replied, “No.'' Asked if he had any interest in becoming Iowa's next coach, Majerus said, “What part of no don't you understand?''
Whoa, easy big fella. Since Majerus is not Nick Saban or Larry Brown, I would tend to believe the rotund coach. Also, he hails from Sheboygan, WI, and those people usually mean what they say. Like the time those damn Packer fans told me to to cease impugning Brett Favre's character or they would kick my ass. I still think "pain-pill popping pussy" is an alliteration worth ten hours in the ER. (For more on the Iowa coaching search, see Steroid Nation.)
In other Big Ten hoops news, Michigan is very interested in West Virginia's John Beilein. Expect to see more tattooed white guys who shoot 28 three-pointers a game in Ann Arbor. -KD
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