“Mad Dog” Mark Madsen becomes assistant coach with Lakers


mark-madsen-lakersMark Madsen, who spent was part of the Lakers’ NBA champion teams in 2001 and ’02 was recently assigned to assistant coach position on the team.

Madsen previously served as the team’s player development coach, according to NBA official website.

In May 2013, Madsen was hired to coach the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

He himself played 9 seasons in the NBA and spent a couple of years as an assistant at Stanford University, after retiring from the NBA. Before Stanford, Madsen was an assistant for the Utah Flash – another NBA D-League team.

Nicknamed “Mad Dog” by players and fans in Los Angeles, Madsen appeared in 453 NBA games (70 started).

He finished his NBA career in 2009 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He only held career averages of 2.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, but he won two NBA championships with the Lakers.

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