Reflections on Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame Induction


This Saturday Kobe will enter the Hall of Fame.  I think about Kobe often. I was Kobe’s teammate on the Lakers for three seasons from 2000 through 2003, mostly as a role player. Then I came back and coached him for his final two seasons from 2013 until his retirement. I wanted to share some … Read more

Proud of the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA

During my NBA playing career, I was deeply impacted by the generosity and warmth of my NBA teammates.   When Hurricane Katrina hit, of all of the professional sports Leagues, I saw countless NBA players volunteer their time and talents, and open their checkbook to help out.  When it came to community outreach, it ran constantly. … Read more

Mark Madsen’s Basketball Camps

Mark Madsen’s H.S. Team Camp Early June: Limited Availability Remains When I was in High School, I remember driving with my high school team from Danville, California to Santa Clara University for their men’s basketball team camp.   We played against great competition, we got in better shape, and we laid the foundation for an unbelievable … Read more

Dominique Wilkins: All time great NBA Player

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins We just played the Atlanta Hawks recently and I saw a familiar face, Dominique Wilkins, a.k.a., the “Human Highlight Reel.”  A few years ago, I was at an “NBA Cares” event with Dominique in DC and that is where I first really had the chance to talk with him and get to know … Read more

10 Tips for College Recruiting Process

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10 Tips for Recruitment Process (It was years ago that I was recruited to play basketball at Stanford, but now, after having been an assistant coach at Stanford, I wanted to share 10 tips that would help any athlete in any sport to enhance their own personal recruitment process or to create a recruitment process … Read more

Farewell to Dr. Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss

I was sitting here in the Stanford Mens basketball office preparing for a coaches meeting when our Video Coordinator shared with me the news:  Dr. Jerry Buss had just died of cancer in Los Angeles. I had the great privilege of playing for Dr. Buss’ Lakers team from 2001-2003 and cannot say enough about the … Read more

Is Lebron James Overpaid?

I was in the Stanford Basketball office last week and Brian Eskildsen, (our director of scouting and head video coordinator) was talking about a recent quote about LeBron James and his market value as a professional athlete. I looked up the ESPN article and here is an excerpt. “What I do on the floor shows … Read more

Top Ten Reasons Why Jeremy Lin is Dominating

Jeremy Lin

Top 10 Reasons Jeremy Lin is dominating: First of all, it’s nice to see Spike Lee happy again after the disappointing Knicks struggled year after year.  Who would have ever guessed that a young asian american point guard would be the catalyst to help begin the turnaround.  Jeremy Lin is making Spike Lee happy and … Read more