Former Miami Heat player Dan Majerle returns for 25 year celebration

 
 
In this 1998 file photo, Miami Heat player Dan Majerle celebrates a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks in the Miami Arena.
In this 1998 file photo, Miami Heat player Dan Majerle celebrates a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks in the Miami Arena.
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As part of the Miami Heat’s 25th anniversary celebration, former player Dan Majerle will be a guest of honor at Tuesday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Majerle, 47, who played five seasons with the Heat between 1996 - 2001, will share his memories with Heat fans during various pre-game, in-game and on-court activities:

He will take part in a pre-game meet-and-greet with Miami Heat season ticket holders, make an appearance on the Sun Sports’ Heat Live show half-time show interview on center court and be a guest play commentator during the Sun Sports television broadcast.

Last month, Majerle was named the men’s head basketball coach at Grand Canyon University.

For those who don’t remember his contribution, here are Majerle’s team stats:

• The 14-year NBA veteran played five seasons in Miami, appearing in 278 games (184 starts) and averaged 7.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.09 steals and 30.3 minutes while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range,

• Majerle connected on at least one three-point field in 32 consecutive games with Miami from Nov. 12, 1999 through Jan. 18, 2000, tying for the fourth-longest streak in Heat franchise history and his nine made three-point field goals on Jan. 11, 2000 at Minnesota tied for the second-most during a single-game in Heat franchise history.

• Among the Heat’s all-time lists, Majerle ranks sixth in three-point field goals made (414), 13th in steals (302), 14th in defensive rebounds (976), 14th in minutes played (8,430), 15th in assists (717), 15th in games started (184), 16th in games played (278) and 17th in total rebounds (1,137).

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