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Mark Madsen was happy with how Julius Randle performed on Friday

Assistant coach Mark Madsen was happy with how Julius Randle performed on Friday. "When Julius catches the basketball at the elbow or at the mid-post, all the other players on the court are like a swarm of bees," Madsen said. "He's letting everything develop and Julius is finding [the open man]." Madsen added that Randle wanted to run a four-flat play late...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Mark Madsen as coach

It didn't take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to promote Mark Madsen. The former Stanford player who was part of the Lakers' NBA champion teams in 2001 and '02 was hired as the team's player development coach, along with Larry Lewis. In May, Madsen was hired to coach the Los Angeles D-Fenders this season. Instead, he will help Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, who...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers hire former player Mark Madsen as coach

It didn't take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to promote Mark Madsen. The former Stanford player who was part of the Lakers' NBA champion teams in 2001 and '02 was hired as the team's player development coach, along with Larry Lewis. In May, Madsen was hired to coach the Los Angeles D-Fenders this season. Instead, he will help Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, who...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

D-Fenders' Madsen, Lewis promoted to Lakers staff

Just two months after he was hired as the Los Angeles D-Fenders head coach, Mark Madsen has already moved on to bigger things. The Lakers announced Thursday that both he and D-Fenders assistant coach Larry Lewis will leave the D-League to serve as player development coaches with the Lakers next season. "Both Mark and Larry bring a high level of credibility to our staff,"...
Via Fox Sports West
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers To Hire Mark Madsen As Assistant Coach

The Los Angeles Lakers will hire Mark Madsen as an assistant coach. Madsen was hired as the head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders in mid-May, but has received the promotion to be an NBA assistant. Dan D'Antoni is the only holdover from Mike D'Antoni's staff last season.
Via RealGM
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

D-Fenders turn over control to new coach Mark Madsen

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. When Mark Madsen played for the Lakers from 2000-03, there was no D-League. A minor league in basketball was essentially nonexistent, at least in an official sense, and for a player like the 6-foot-9 role player, reps could be hard to come by. Some days, as a bench player on a championship team, hed get them in 3-on-3. Other days, hed be lucky enough to get in...
Via Fox Sports West
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Madsen to coach LA D-Fenders

Former pro player Mark Madsen is moving into the coaching ranks with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA's D-League. He will be the team's head coach, replacing Reggie Theus, who left to become coach at Cal State Northridge. The hiring was announced Monday. Madsen was an assistant for Stanford's men's team last season. He helped the Cardinal to four straight NCAA...
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Madsen to become Lakers’ D-league affiliate coach

Mark Madsen will be back in Laker land to coach their D-League affiliate team Mark Madsen, is finalizing a contract that would bring the corny, yet popular bench warmer, back to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Mad Dog, as he was nicknamed, brought a ton of energy via the bench during the Lakers glory years in the early 2000s. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, has reported that Madsen...
Via Pass The Pill
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Madsen named head coach of D-Fenders

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. The Los Angeles D-Fenders have named Mark Madsen, a member of the 2001 and 2002 Lakers championship teams, as their new coach. Madsen, a 6-foot-9 power forward, spent nine years in the NBA, three with the Lakers and six with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He retired in 2009 and has since served as an assistant with the D-Leagues Utah Flash (now relocated to Delaware...
Via Fox Sports West
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford hires ex-player Madsen as assistant coach

Former Stanford star Mark Madsen is coming back to the school as an assistant basketball coach. Coach Johnny Dawkins said Tuesday that Madsen will replace the retired Dick Davey on his staff. Madsen will primarily work with post players. Madsen helped lead the Cardinal to four NCAA tournament appearances and the 1998 Final Four during his collegiate career. He averaged 10.9 points...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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