Antelopes fire Dan Majerle after seven seasons at school

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

A familiar face, who spent time in the NBA, is seeking employment now. He has been fired by his previous employer.

Dan Majerle – who is famous for his time with the Phoenix Suns – has been fired by the Grand Canyon University on Thursday. A nationwide search is underway to find his replacement.

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“We have made the decision to move in a new direction with our men’s basketball program,” President Brian Mueller said. “We wish Coach Majerle the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Majerle had just completed his seventh season at the school. This past season, the Antelopes finished with a 13-17 record, including an 8-8 mark in the Western Athletic Conference.

The school was the sixth-best school in the conference with the 8-8 record. Only the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (6-10), Utah Valley Wolverines (5-10), and the Chicago State Cougars (0-14) had worse records in conference play.

As their head coach, he went 136-89 at the Phoenix, Arizona school. He gets fired on the day that the Antelopes were expected to begin their Western Athletic Conference tournament with the UMKC Kangaroos before it was canceled.

The entire sports community is being halted, as they attempt to stop spreading the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. With the games halted, that means that Majerle and his team were at the end point in their season.

“GCU has become a premier mid-major basketball destination with its resources, facilities, and student and community support,” GCU Strategic Advisor Jerry Colangelo said. “We look forward to the future of the program under the direction of the new head coach.”

At this present time, Marvin Menzies will serve as interim head coach. Isaac Chew will also remain on the coaching staff for the time being.

Menzies spent one season with the Antelopes. However, he has previous head coaching experience at the Division I level with the New Mexico State Aggies and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.

As a head coach, he is 246-159. However, in postseason play, he is 0-6, as he is 0-5 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, also known as the NCAA March Madness Tournament. He also lost his lone National Invitation Tournament (NIT) game.

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