MILWAUKEE -- Coaches don't wear uniforms. So, Marquette coach Buzz Williams needed a way to pay homage to former MU coach Rick Majerus.
What he came up with was pretty meaningful. Tossing off his usual coat and tie, Williams wore Majerus' trademark black turtleneck.
"I wanted to be respectful," Williams said. "I just wanted to have it be as a tribute. Our kids are wearing the patch. I just think what he's meant to basketball in general and what he's meant to the state and the service he gave to our institution that was the least I could do."
One week after Majerus passed away from heart failure at 64, his funeral was held at the Church of Gesu on the Marquette campus prior to the Golden Eagles' Saturday in-state rivalry game with Wisconsin. A moment of silence was observed at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for Majerus prior to the game.
An alumnus of the university, Majerus spent 12 seasons as an assistant at Marquette under Al McGuire and Hank Raymonds and was on McGuire's staff...