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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Hires Mark Madsen As Assistant Coach Reviewed by Momizat on . It was only a month ago that Mark Madsen was being introduced at the Lakers practice facility as the new head coach of the D-League Los Angeles Defenders. Madse It was only a month ago that Mark Madsen was being introduced at the Lakers practice facility as the new head coach of the D-League Los Angeles Defenders. Madse Rating:
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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Hires Mark Madsen As Assistant Coach

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Mark MadsenIt was only a month ago that Mark Madsen was being introduced at the Lakers practice facility as the new head coach of the D-League Los Angeles Defenders.

Madsen was a logical choice as head coach after he spent a season as an assistant under Johnny Dawkins at Stanford and his prior playing days with the Lakers.

However, according to Sam Amick of USA Today, Madsen received a promotion to the big leagues:

“A person with knowledge of the situation said Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni is adding former Lakers forward Mark Madsen as an assistant coach.”

Since the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, head coach Mike D’Antoni has lost all of his assistant coaches, besides his brother Dan.

Madsen is slated to take Chuck Person’s role on the staff as he will primarily handle the duties of coaching the big men. It will be interesting to see who he coaches, as it was reported earlier that Dwight Howard is unlikely to return to the Lakers.

During his time with the Lakers, Madsen was known more for his dance moves then his play on the court, but filled a valuable role of being a great teammate during championship seasons.

With another addition to the staff, D’Antoni must fill the other vacancies as he lost out on potential lead assistant Alvin Gentry, who decided to go to the Clippers.

Welcome back Mad Dog.

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  • eddie bias

    You guys need to get your head out yo. Ass. Woow really madison. This is our move ??? We need better quality not Madison! !! Are you trying to kill the lakers or make them better? Jim buss let your pride gooo!! Now !! We need brain shaw and phil maybe add a couple dollars make it happen. Madison has to be the most stupidest move ever. Worse than D12.

    Coming from a top fan who knows he stuff!!

    Kobe has carried your mistakes !!!

    • Jeremy S

      It’s Madsen bro…..and you call yourself a Laker fan? lol highly questionable…. :)

  • Martin Susman

    PLEASE Mitch, PLEASE JIM, PLEASE EVERYONE in the front ofice, FIRE THIS COACH & bring in Byron Scott NOW !!!!!!!!!!

  • jack

    What. The. Fuck. Smh

  • Allan

    Im still dreaming right?

  • banks

    is that adam sandberg?

  • 3339

    Dantoni fucking sucks. Please fire him before you waste another season.
    The Lakers are seriously going to allow Dwight to leave because of dantoni. Dark times ahead fellow Laker fans. All we have now are good memories

  • Betto

    Mark Madsen as assistant coach for D’Antonny you think DH12 is gonna want to re-sign with the Lakers? pfft What a joke, seems like stupid starts with “D’umbtoni”, he needs an assistant coach that knows defense, not the castle’s jester. Until the Lakers get a real coach like Jerry Sloan or Byron Scott, they’ll be like a car spinning its wheels while stuck in mud..

  • Hendrix2012

    D’Antoni is a bitch!! After this he wont be able to get a job anywhere.

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