When taking your game into the ambitious atmosphere of the "next level," some balanced lifting is unavoidable.
But that's usually an individual, bodyweight-caliber maneuver.
Dan Majerle is taking on quite a bit more. In his first year as a head coach, the former Suns star is attempting to help boost an entire program from Division II to Division I in the NCAA clubhouse.
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Through 17 games, Majerle -- in his first season as head coach at Grand Canyon University -- has coaxed a modest 7 wins from the Antelopes.
"They're D-2 players making the jump to a D-1 program," Majerle said of his first edition. "Our guys are working extremely hard, they compete every night and they're getting better."
While the Antelopes keep punching in that higher weight class, Majerle -- a local legend as a player and predictably popular as a Suns assistant coach -- is taking an approach he's quite familiar with.
And that approach is attack the task from long range.
"My biggest focus i...