January 28, 1976 |
Walnut Creek, California
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||San Ramon Valley
|NBA Draft||2000 / 29th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Pro playing career||2000–2009|
|2000–2003||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Mark Ellsworth Madsen (born January 28, 1976) is an American basketball coach and former professional basketball player.
Madsen played NCAA basketball at Stanford, where he finished his career ranked in the school's career top 10 in blocks and rebounds. In addition, Madsen helped the Cardinal to four NCAA tournament appearances, including a Final Four berth in 1998. Perhaps his signature moment at Stanford was his dunk and free throw that gave Stanford a lead over Rhode Island, propelling the team into the Final Four, where it lost to eventual champion Kentucky. Madsen was a two-time All-American and a two-time All-Pac-10.
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Madsen in the first round (29th pick overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft. He contributed to the Lakers' NBA championships in 2001 and 2002, and became well known for the way he danced at the victory parades for those championships.
Madsen signed with the Timberwolves as a free agent before the start of the 2003–04 NBA season. He played six seasons for the Wolves.
On July 20, 2009, Madsen was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Craig Smith and Sebastian Telfair in exchange for Quentin Richardson. On August 21, 2009, he was waived by the Clippers.
His lifetime NBA averages are 2.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.4 assists and 11.8 minutes played per game.
Following being waived, Madsen was hired as the assistant coach for the Utah Flash of the NBA's D-League. In 2012, he was hired as an assistant coach at Stanford. On May 13, 2013, he was named head coach of the NBA D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders.
Madsen is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Madsen speaks Spanish, acquiring the language from a two-year mission abroad in Málaga, Spain on behalf of his church following his graduation from high school.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Clippers Acquire Telfair, Smith and Madsen from Minnesota for Richardson". NBA.com. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
- "Clippers Waive Mark Madsen". NBA.com. 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
- Back in a Flash: Ex-Laker Mark Madsen begins coaching career as a Utah assistant
- Stanford hires Mark Madsen as assistant coach
- Los Angeles D-Fenders Name Mark Madsen as Head Coach
- Townley, Alvin. Legacy of Honor: The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 205–206. ISBN 0-312-36653-1. Retrieved 2006-12-29. Unknown parameter
- "Certificate and Award Recipients". Stanford Graduate School of Business. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- Official website
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Mark Madsen's blog (on official website)