Rick Majerus has been dead for almost a year, but the former University of Utah men's basketball coach left a legacy that continues to grow.
On Wednesday, the Huntsman Cancer Institute announced that the Majerus Family Foundation will make a $2 million gift toward construction of the new Primary Children and Families Cancer Research Center.
Majerus coached at Utah from 1989 to 2004, turning the Utes into a national power and leading them to the Final Four in 1998. He was a founding member of the Huntsman Institute, which was established in 1995, often making large donations to the cancer research center. He enjoyed a close, longstanding friendship with Jon M. Huntsman Sr., the principal benefactor of HCI. The Majerus Family Foundation was established prior to his death.