25 Years of HEAT Featuring "Thunder" Dan Majerle
As the end of the “25 Years of HEAT” celebration nears, the Miami HEAT welcome back one last HEAT legend, Dan Majerle. “Thunder” Dan signed as a free agent in August 1996 and was a member of the team until 2001. 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 appeared in 955 career NBA games (454 starts) and averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.25 steals and 31.6 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three-point range. He connected on at least one three-point field in 32 consecutive games with Miami from November 12, 1999 through January 18, 2000, tying for the fourth-longest streak in HEAT franchise history and his nine made three-point field goals on January 11, 2000 at Minnesota tied for the second-most during a single-game in HEAT franchise history.
The HEAT made the playoffs in each of his five seasons, including a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1997, as he appeared in 37 career postseason contests with Miami (19 starts) and averaged 7.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.46 steals and 31.2 minutes while shooting 37.4 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from three-point range. Among the HEAT’s all-time lists, he 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).
You can see “Thunder” Dan tonight in an in-arena halftime interview at center court. He will also make pre-game appearances on Sun Sports’ HEAT Live show, and he will be a special guest commentator during the Sun Sports TV broadcast.