Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus will not coach this season due to heart issues, reports CBSSports.com.
School spokesman Brian Kunderman said Majerus is hospitalized in California and undergoing evaluation and treatment for an ongoing heart condition.
Majerus, 64, will sit out the 2012-13 season and be replaced by interim coach Jim Crews.
The Billikens return just about everyone except leading scorer Brian Conklin and are expected to compete for the A-10 title. Majerus has a 517-215 career mark in his head coaching career, which has included stops at Marquette, Ball State and Utah, where he took the Utes to the national title game in 1998.
Saint Louis lost to Michigan State in the third round of the NCAA tournament last season. Majerus has been at the school since 2007 and has missed time for various ailments.
Majerus did not coach on his team’s trip to Canada a year ago when he had a stent inserted.