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Posted: June 24, 2010
The Phoenix Suns have signed assistant coaches Dan Majerle, Bill Cartwright and Igor Kokoskov to contracts through the 2011-12 season, the club announced today.
“I could not be happier to keep Dan, Bill and Igor on our staff,” said Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry. “Finalizing their return was just a matter of time. Our success this season was a product of how well our team worked together and how badly our guys wanted to win, and that included our entire coaching staff.”
Majerle, Cartwright and Kokoskov originally joined the Suns’ coaching staff on June 20, 2008, and have served on the club’s bench each of the last two seasons. The trio has served on the staff of head coach Alvin Gentry for his entire 113-game tenure.
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Posted: March 7, 2003
Kevin Johnson teamed with Dan Majerle for six seasons and formed one of the most popular guard tandems in Suns history. Suns.com caught up with the Suns' legend recently to get his unique perspective on Thunder Dan joining him in the Suns' Ring of Honor.
Suns.com: What were your original thoughts when it was announced that the Suns had drafted...
PHOENIX – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome Valley resident and Phoenix Suns assistant coach Igor Kokoskov as a new U.S. citizen this week at US Airways Center.
A native of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Kokoskov became the first non-American coach in NBA history in 2000. He also became the first European coach to hold a full-time position with an NCAA Division...
Posted: April 17, 2002
Following Dan Majerle’s final game in the NBA Wednesday night, Suns.com caught up with Dan’s wife, Tina, outside the Suns’ locker room and got a few of her thoughts on the memorable evening.
Suns.com: What was this whole night like for you?
Tina: The experience was fantastic. It was great. It was heartwarming. I really enjoyed it. Everyone in the...
By Jeramie McPeek, Suns.com
Posted: Feb. 4, 2008
Suns broadcaster Dan Majerle regularly entertains the early arrivals on game nights with a series of halfcourt shots. But “Thunder Dan” took a special shot on Monday night with an inspirational ball.
Longtime hoops fans Angelina and Noel Andreoni were in attendance at US Airways Center and asked the Suns’ legend to take a...
Posted June 20, 2008
PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns today announced that Alvin Gentry, Bill Cartwright, Dan Majerle and Igor Kokoskov will join head coach Terry Porter’s staff as assistant coaches.
“We’re thrilled to have been able to put together an extremely bright and versatile staff,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr. “Alvin...
Posted: March 7, 2003
Former fan favorite Jeff Hornacek spent four seasons as a Suns teammate of Dan Majerle and spoke with Sun.com recently, offering his feelings on playing with Thunder, as well as advice for Dan on handling his big night after being honored by the Utah Jazz.
Suns.com: How did you like playing with Dan during those years in Phoenix?
Posted: April 8, 2002
KTAR 620, the flagship radio station of the Phoenix Suns, paid tribute to one of the most popular players in Suns history, Dan Majerle, on Monday. Host Brad Cesmat dedicated his entire 620 Sportsline to No. 9, who will retire at the conclusion of the season, ending a 14-year NBA career. The two-hour program, which was broadcast live from Majerle’s Sports...
Posted: March 7, 2003
Suns great Alvan Adams shared his feelings with Suns.com about Thunder Dan joining him in the Suns' Ring of Honor.
Suns.com: What were your first thoughts when you heard the Suns had drafted Dan Majerle in the summer of 1988?
Alvan Adams: It reminded me a little of when I was drafted because when I was drafted I was somewhat of an unknown. I...
By Joe Gilmartin, Suns.com
Posted: March 9, 2003
Thunder Dan Majerle, who turned draft day boos over his selection in 1988 into cheers that never stopped, was officially inducted into the Phoenix Suns’ Ring of Honor in a moving, ovation-punctuated ceremony at halftime of the Suns-Timberwolves game Sunday night.
Fittingly enough, Majerle, who wore the No. 9 throughout his 14...
By Jerry Browneastvalleytribune.com,
Sept. 29, 2008
He described head coach Terry Porter as "a nice guy," and jokingly recalled that when he faced off with assistant coach Bill Cartwright more than a decade ago, "I used to kill him, too."
But when Shaquille O'Neal was quizzed on how the new coaching staff and changes in style will affect the Phoenix Suns...
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In April, Grant Hill was named the winner of the 2011 Dan Majerle Hustle Award.(NBAE Photos)
Posted: July 3, 2008
Phoenix Suns’ 2008 first-round pick Robin Lopez (15th overall) will join Suns’ second-year players Alando Tucker and D.J. Strawberry as they compete in the 2008 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 10-20. Suns legend and first-year assistant coach Dan Majerle will serve as head coach for the summer league team.
The Suns tip-off summer league...
Stefan Swiat, Suns.com
Posted: July 9, 2010
Although it’s 106 degrees outside in Las Vegas, the Suns’ shooting didn’t match the weather in the first game of the NBA Las Vegas Summer League.
Although the Suns were the hottest shooting team in the league during the regular season, the iron was unkind to them on Friday against the Rockets. Shooting just 40 percent from the...
By Josh Greene, Suns.com
Posted: Oct. 2, 2010
A Suns win is a Suns win, and never more so when it’s an intrasquad scrimmage.
Splitting the team up for Saturday’s game at the University of California at San Diego, it was the first game-simulated glimpse of the Suns as they officially head into the preseason.
Dan Majerle reprised his Summer League head-coaching role, as...