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|THUNDER DAN MAJERLE AND HIS ALL-STARS
The Phoenix Suns selected Majerle with the 14th pick of the 1988 NBA
Draft, which the Suns acquired (along with Kevin Johnson) in a trade from
the Cleveland Cavaliers for Larry Nance. During the draft, he was
promptly booed when his name was announced over the public address
system. Suns coach Cotton Fitzsimmons publicly chastised the Suns fans
and told them "you'll be sorry you ever booed this young man". His
prediction was evident as Majerle was one of the most popular players
throughout the years he played in the NBA and was capped on April 17,
2002 when he officially retired in his second stint as a member of the
His "Thunder Dan" nickname originated from his "thunderous" dunks in his
early career, but as he grew older his style of play transitioned to that of a
perimeter shooter and defensive specialist. He was one of the Suns' better
3-point threats during their '90s playoff runs.
Majerle found his niche as the sixth man off the bench. He was voted an
all-star starter by the fans in 1992, the first time in NBA history a starter
on the all-star team wasn't even a starter on his own team (Kobe Bryant
became the second NBA player to achieve this feat during the 1997-98
season). He eventually made his way into the starting lineup and continued
his great level of play there.
Majerle was inducted into the Suns' "Ring of Honor" on March 9, 2003.
In 2006, he was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
Majerle is currently an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns. He also
owns three sports grill restaurants.
Thunder Dan's Wife divorced him for infidelity.
THUNDER DAN MAJERLE
& HIS GIRLS
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