Dan Majerle

Dan Majerle (born September 9, 1965)

Teams coached: Grand Canyon Antelopes
Grand Canyon record: 136-89 (.604)
Overall record: 136-89 (.604)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2018, 2019)
  • CIT Appearances:  3  (2014, 2015, 2016)   

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-2020 Grand Canyon
2008-2013 Phoenix Suns (assoc. HC)

Dan Majerle Facts

  • Daniel Lewis Majerle
  • Born September 9, 1965
  • Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
  • Alma Mater: Central Michigan University (BA, 1988)
  • Starred at Traverse City HS (MI) before going on to play at Central Michigan under head coach Charlie Coles
    • Named three times to the All-MAC first team and later had his #44 retired by the school
    • Drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 1988 NBA Draft
  • Spent fourteen seasons playing in the NBA, eight with the Suns, five with the Cleveland Cavaliers and one with the Miami Heat
    • Won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 1988 Summer Olympics and a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships; was named USA Basketball Male Athletic of the Year in 1994
    • Was named an NBA All-Star three times and earned All-Defensive honors twice
    • Had his #9 retired by the Phoenix Suns and was inducted into the Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor
    • Played for a number of coaches, including Cotton Fitzsimmons, Paul Westphal, Mike Fratello, Pat Riley & Scott Skiles
  • After retirement, Majerle transitioned into broadcasting, working at times for TNT and ESPN
  • Started his coaching career in 2008 when he was hired by Steve Kerr to be the Phoenix Suns’ associate head coach
    • Worked in that capacity for five seasons under head coaches Terry Porter and Alvin Gentry
  • Hired in March 2013 to be the head coach at Grand Canyon, a Phoenix school entering its first season at the Division I level
    • Led the Antelopes to the postseason five times in seven seasons, including a trip to the CIT quarterfinal in 2016
    • Fired in March 2020 following a 13-17 season, the first below .500 of his tenure

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