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Dan Majerle
Dan Majerle
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Born: 09/09/65
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
While the current Suns haven’t been on the doorstep of greatness quite as long as those Phoenix teams of 20-plus years ago, there is a school of thought that the Suns are possibly one player away from really making noise. And at least one person thinks there’s a player who could make a Barkley-like impact. “Kevin Love is that type of player,” Majerle said. Love, 25, has one year remaining on his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves and a player option at over $16 million for 2015-16. Speculation is rampant that the three-time All-Star could be dealt this offseason and if that happens, the Suns could be serious players. “I am a huge Kevin Love fan,” Majerle, a member of that 1992-93 Suns team and now the head coach at Grand Canyon University said. “One time I talked to him, he was taking the ball out of bounds by the Suns’ bench and I said ‘how do you get all those rebounds’ and he just pointed at his heart. “He is about an inch taller than I am, I’m 6’6″, so he’s 6’7″ and he is not overly athletic, but he is a rebounding machine.”
Dumas said he lost all his NBA fortune on drugs, back taxes and a divorce but said he never played for riches. Today, he is trying to wipe the slate clean with basketball. He has started Richard Dumas and Friends Athletic Association, with the help of old friends for sponsors — Mark West and the Suns, Dan Majerle and his Majerle’s Sports Grill chain and Miller, who sells cars at Superstition Springs Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Dumas and Friends organizes sports camps and clinics, including Dumas coaching. At 6 feet 7, Dumas’ frame begs the question about whether he played basketball — most do not recognize him from the best season in Suns history. “I used to, back when I was young,” Dumas tells them.
As the end of the “25 Years of HEAT” celebration nears, the Miami HEAT welcome back one last HEAT legend, Dan Majerle. “Thunder” Dan signed as a free agent in August 1996 and was a member of the team until 2001. The 14-year NBA veteran played five seasons in Miami, appearing in 278 games (184 starts) and averaged 7.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.09 steals and 30.3 minutes while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. Majerle appeared in 955 career NBA games (454 starts) and averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.25 steals and 31.6 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three-point range. He connected on at least one three-point field in 32 consecutive games with Miami from November 12, 1999 through January 18, 2000, tying for the fourth-longest streak in HEAT franchise history and his nine made three-point field goals on January 11, 2000 at Minnesota tied for the second-most during a single-game in HEAT franchise history.
When Grand Canyon University in Phoenix becomes the first for-profit institution to compete in NCAA Division I sports during the 2013–2014 season, the Antelopes’ men’s basketball coach will be a familiar face to fans in the Valley of the Sun. On Friday night, former Central Michigan standout and three-time NBA All-Star Dan Majerle told Phoenix’s KTVK that he is taking the GCU job. Previously the 47-year-old Majerle was an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns (2008– 2013) but resigned earlier this year after being passed up for the interim head coaching job following the firing of Alvin Gentry.
Hunter said he received 102 text messages after he became interim coach. Texters included one of his ex-coaches, Larry Brown, as well as former teammates Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Grant Hill. He also talked to Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, both former point guards who landed coaching jobs without experience. “He’s a guy who doesn’t think he knows all of the answers,” Jackson said. “He loves the game. He has been around some great minds. He is going to be just fine. I think it’s great that he has the opportunity.”