Sebastian Telfair Wins 2011-12 Majerle Hustle Award
PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns assistant coach Dan Majerle presented the 2011-12 Majerle Hustle Award to Suns point guard Sebastian Telfair tonight (April 25) during a pregame presentation prior to the Suns-Spurs game at US Airways Center.
The award is presented at the end of each season to the Suns player who most personified the hustle and determination that Suns Ring of Honor member Dan Majerle displayed as a player.
“As a player and now a coach, Dan Majerle exemplifies the work ethic that is required to be a leader, on and off, the basketball court,” said Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations, Lon Babby. “It is that same commitment to hard work that is at the heart of this award.”
The winner of the 2012 Majerle Hustle Award was selected based on the results of five voting categories: Suns fans, Suns players, Suns coaches, Suns employees and Majerle himself. Each voting group carried equal weight in the final selection.
In addition to the award, a $9,000 donation will be made to the charity of Telfair’s choice.
Past Majerle Hustle Award winners include:
- Grant Hill (2011)
- Jared Dudley (2010)
- Louis Amundson (2009)
- Grant Hill (2008)
- Leandro Barbosa (2007)
- Raja Bell (2006)
- Shawn Marion (2005)
- Casey Jacobsen (2004)
- Bo Outlaw (2003 – Inaugural award)