Russia, Germany win world championships

Russia's Roman Vlasov and German Frank Staebler won titles Monday in the opening session of the wrestling world championships in Las Vegas. Staebler defeated Korea's Ryu Han-Soo at 66 kilograms (145 pounds), and Vlasov beat Denmark's Mark Madsen at 75 kilograms (165 pounds). Top-ranked Armenian Artur Aleksanyan beat Iran's Ghasem Rezaei 3-0 in 98 kilograms (215 pounds) to win the...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell's vision already impressing Lakers coach staff

One look across the landscape of NBA championship contenders makes it very clear: Having an elite point guard might not be prerequisite for winning a championship, but it's starting to border on necessity. If not a point guard, at least, a team needs someone who can read a defense, find the weak spot, and create the highest efficiency shot possible out of the possession.When the...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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 Pat...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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'm-a-huntin' phone...
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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

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 that has previous...
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May 15, 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
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