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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 Phoenix Suns.
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
Black & Gold!