Rick Majerus takes leave of absence

Updated: August 29, 2012, 4:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis basketball coach Rick Majerus is taking a leave of absence for at least the upcoming season.

The university said Friday that assistant coach Jim Crews will direct the team as interim coach, and that a decision hasn't been made for the 2013-14 season, leaving the door open for Majerus to return.

"I appreciate what Rick has done to return SLU men's basketball to national prominence," said Rev. Lawrence Biondi, the school president. "I know that he would like ...

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