Lakers officially announce coaching staff With less than two weeks to go until the beginning of training camp, the Los Angeles Lakers have officially announced their full coaching staff. Byron Scott will be joined on the bench by assistants Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen, who has earned a promotion from the player development role he thrived in last season. Scott will also retain the services of Clay...
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Lakers Announce Assistant Coaches

Today, Lakers’ General Manager, Mitch Kupchak announced the list of coaching that will assist Byron Scott this season.  Here are the names that make up that list and their respective titles: Paul Pressey (Assistant) Jim Eyen (Assistant) Mark Madsen (Assistant) Clay Moster (Head Advance NBA Scout) Larry Lewis (Director of Player Development) Thomas Scott (Player Development) Tom...
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Pressey, Eyen, Madsen on Lakers' coaching staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will be Byron Scott's assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Lakers. Scott announced his coaching staff for the upcoming season Tuesday. Pressey was on Scott's staffs in Cleveland and New Orleans. He played 11 NBA seasons with three clubs. Eyen returns to the Lakers after three seasons as an assistant coach under...
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Los Angeles Lakers announce coaching staff for 2014-2015 NBA season

The Los Angeles Lakers filled out their coaching staff today, as General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced in a press release that Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen, and Mark Madsen will serve as assistant coaches on head coach Byron Scott’s staff.Additionally, it was announced that Clay Moser (assistant coach/head advance NBA scout), Larry Lewis (assistant coach/director of player development...
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Basketball moves miles beyond the old box scores

Imagine this: Davidson didn’t record Stephen Curry’s turnovers in 2006-07, and the college didn’t differentiate between the future Warriors point guard’s offensive or defensive rebounds or count his personal fouls through 2008-09. Five years later, that sounds absurd. Everything is charted these days. Every box score number is mandated, advanced statistics are commonplace...
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Byron Scott reveals Lakers coaching staff additions

The Los Angeles Lakers haven't made an official announcement, but head coach Byron Scott has detailed the coaching staff he will be bringing to the sidelines this season with the Lakers. His coaching staff will include his son Thomas Scott, Larry Lewis, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen and Jim Eyen, reports the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina. Medina also notes that there is...
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Byron Scott’s coaching staff to feature Mark Madsen, Jim Eyen

Byron Scott’s coaching staff is beginning to take shape. According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, Scott will be retaining the services of Mark Madsen, who joined the Lakers as a developmental coach in 2013, while veteran coach Jim Eyen will also be brought on board. Eyen has been an NBA assistant coach since the 1980s when he was a part of the Lakers’ staff under Pat...
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Robert Horry, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen among Byron Scott’s assistant coach candidates

Now that Byron Scott is officially the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the 53-year-old can begin to hire his new coaching staff which could “take shape quickly,” according to Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times. The most surprising name that Bresnahan mentions is Robert Horry, who played for the Lakers in the 2000s and worked alongside Scott last season as a studio analyst...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Current and former NBA players send supportive tweets to cancer-stricken Michael Cooper

It was revealed today in a press release from the WNBA that Michael Cooper has tongue cancer. Luckily, the cancer has been caught at an early stage and Cooper will undergo surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta. Cooper is expected to make a full recovery, according to the press release. “The doctors and staff at Emory have been tremendous...
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckett Up Like A No-Hit Truck

What's more American than Memorial Day weekend? How about an ex-country singer-dating, gun-toting, Texan, a guy that looks like he puts a hot dog in the fly of his pants and goes up to female reporters and asks them if they're hungry, a guy who we call Red State Jeter, a guy that looks like he has the rhythm of Mark Madsen, someone who has Ted Nugent's special I'...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Meeting the Mad Dog

There’s something particularly special about pro sports when you’re a kid. The players are all older than you and you get to look up to them and dream about being like them someday. Then somewhere along the way you get to be in your early 30′s like I am, and suddenly these people that you looked up to are significantly younger than you are and you realize that if your dream...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Phil Jackson Likely Prefers a Younger Coach to Guide New York Knicks

Steve Kerr. Derek Fisher. Luke Walton. Mark Madsen. Such names aren’t likely to headline just any NBA team’s head coaching search, but as fate would have it, such guys have all emerged as candidates for the Knicks. And though Kerr has since come to an agreement with the Golden State Warriors, the rest still remain. But with other veteran (and previously successful) coaches like...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Likely To Pursue Younger Head Coach He Can Mentor

The New York Knicks will likely pursue a young head coach that Phil Jackson has previously worked with and whom he can mentor following Steve Kerr's decision to accept the Golden State Warriors' head coaching position. Tyronn Lue, Derek Fisher, Luke Walton and Mark Madsen have been mentioned as possibilities. The Knicks could also go a member of Jackson's coaching tree...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rings or Money?

Shortly after this photo was taken, Ide was banned from Canada for life.A couple weeks ago, I was listening to Valenti and Foster on 97.1 out of Detroit.  Now, I know Drooler or Ace (one of the two..****, maybe both) dislike Mike Valenti because he's an enormous Michigan State slap.  But that doesn't bother me too much.  I'm used to Buckeye fans bordering the clinically...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Lakers so banged up Mark Madsen had to suit up for practice on Sunday

The whole “injury bug” thing gets pretty hilarious when your assistant coaches have to suit up in order to have ten healthy players to play a game of five-on-five. Seriously, at this point, all you can do is laugh. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, former Lakers player turned assistant coach Mark Madsen actually had to suit up and take part in Sunday’s practice...
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lakers practice their defense in Shanghai

It was a pretty good move by Mike D’Antoni to run a defensive drill while his team had an audience and the cameras were rolling. The Lakers had a bunch of commitments to get through yesterday in Shanghai, but thankfully, they still managed to find some time to work on their defense. In the video below – which was posted by the NBA’s official Instagram page – the Lakers can...
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Ryan Kelly aims to practice with Lakers by end of week

We may actually get to see Ryan Kelly play basketball pretty soon. According to the Los Angeles Times, Kelly is aiming to return to practice by the end of the week and has already been playing one-on-one with the Lakers’ player development coach, Mark Madsen: Kelly hopes to fully participate in practice by the end of the week and then earn a roster spot by playing in at least a...
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers see Elias Harris as a small forward; think he can become a defensive stopper

The Lakers officially signed Elias Harris earlier this month, a rookie who went undrafted in June and isn’t all that much of a big name among NBA fans. However, Harris impressed Lakers brass during the Summer League and ultimately landed a deal with the club. Lakers player development coach Mark Madsen recently sat down with Mike Trudell of and spoke about Harris’...
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwback Team Thursday: 2004 Minnesota Timberwolves

Long before the Miami Heat created their own “Big 3” down south, Minnesota had one of their own up north. Kevin Garnett, Sam Cassell, and Latrell Sprewell led the Wolves to a 58-24 record, earning the one-seed in the Western Conference. via Randomized study of who have been finally adjudicated Levitra Viagra Vs Levitra Viagra Vs the greater the instant...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers Add Mark Madsen, Larry Lewis As Player Development Coaches

The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis as player development coaches. "Both Mark and Larry bring a high level of credibility to our staff," Mike D’Antoni said in a statement. "Mark has endless energy and is a workaholic. He’s developed players at the college level and I think he’ll do a great job making the jump to the NBA." "...
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July 20, 2013  |  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,"...
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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
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