Rick Majerus has lately been even harder to miss than usual. Last
week the former Utah basketball coach was on local affiliates
across the country, Best Damn Sports Show Period and Jimmy Kimmel
Live talking college basketball and shilling for DirecTV's NCAA
tournament package. The media blitzkrieg gave the 56-year-old
Majerus, who stepped down in January because of heart problems,
some time in front of the camera, which is where he hopes to
spend more time next year. "I have an agent," Majerus says. "I
sound like one of those draft picks, but I want to do some TV
next season. If nothing else, the Food Network should hire me."
And TV executives need not worry that Majerus will take up the
entire screen come fall. "I'm spending the entire summer getting
in better shape," he says. "I want to lower my cholesterol and
maybe raise my sperm count or something."