Stanford reportedly set to hire former Cardinal forward Mark Madsen as assistant


Mark Madsen, a former NBA forward and member of the 1998 Stanford Final Four team, will be hired to serve as an assistant for his former collegiate team, Scott Reiss of is reporting.

Stanford will announce the hiring on Tuesday.

Madsen played three seasons at Stanford and had his best season in 1998-99, when he averaged 13 points and nine rebounds per game.

He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 29th overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft and went on to play for nine years at the professional level. He won two NBA titles with the Lakers, coming back-to-back in 2001 and 2002.

The 36-year-old Madsen was an assistant coach in 2010 for the NBDL’s Utah Flash.

Madsen will come to a Stanford team that is led by coach Johnny Dawkins, who also spent time in the NBA after starring at Duke.

The Cardinals finished last season with an overall record of 26-11, including 10-8 in the Pac-12. They defeated Minnesota, 75-51, in the championship game of the NIT and were crowned champions.

It was Dawkins’ first title in his tenure with the team.

Leading scorer Chasson Randle returns to the team in 2012-13, coming off a freshman season in which he averaged a team-high 13.8 points per game.

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