Former Sun Majerle turns down Phoenix’s interview request

Former Phoenix Sun and current Grand Canyon basketball coach Dan Majerle has turned down a request from the Suns to meet about the team’s head-coaching vacancy.

Majerle played for the Suns for eight years during the 90’s and averaged 13.5 points during his tenure in Phoenix.

“(General Manager) Ryan [McDonough] reached out and asked to meet, but I told him that I was going to stay at Grand Canyon,” Majerle said. “I’m not ruling it out in the future. But there are still things I want to do here. Mr. Colangelo has given his blessing to me to do what I want to do. I appreciate the Suns reaching out. I’m a loyal guy. I’m just in tune to what I’m doing here. I feel there are a lot more things I still want to do here.”

Majerle was an assistant with the Suns before leaving in 2013.

The Suns have a rising star in Devin Booker, but the roster has many holes to fill if they are to compete in the rugged Western Conference.

Phoenix finished with the worst record in the West this season at 21-61.