My brother Paul Madsen sets new weightlifting record!!!

Paul Madsen, weight lifting

My brother Paul Madsen is getting ready for his junior year Colorado State for his football team.  It seems like just a few years ago Paul was my “little” brother…..now I’m afraid of him breaking me in two!!  Paul even set a new school record for the power clean this summer in the weight room with … Read more

Brian Shaw, LeBron James and the Cavs

Brian Shaw

My old teammate and fellow Bay Area native Brian Shaw is rumored to become the new head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. If the current Cleveland Cavaliers owner (Dan Gilbert) does sign Brian Shaw then I believe the chances of LeBron James staying in Cleveland will go up dramatically. Brian Shaw has instant credibility having … Read more

Life in the NBDL

Basketball, Minor League Basketball, D-League, NBA

Coaching in the NBA Developmental League has been a dream come true so far. When I was playing for the Lakers I asked Kurt Rambis the question: “Kurt, what do you like more between playing and coaching.” Kurt told me that the two were just very different. He explained that in coaching, you cannot actually … Read more

The Michael Jordan vs. Bryon Russell Challenge

Michael Jordan, Bryon Russell, Basketball Challenge

Interesting the way things happen in life. Months ago, Utah Flash (The NBA minor league team I help coach) owner Brandt Andersen made a public challenge for both Bryon Russell and Michael Jordan to come to Orem Utah to play in a symbolic one-on-one game commemorating past times. πŸ™‚ Brandt himself pledged a check for … Read more

Timberwolves v. Celtics Observations

I wish I could have been at the Target Center tonight, but instead I watched part of the game live on my iPhone using the NBA league pass application!!! I have to say that Oleksiy Pecherov is going to be a great player for the Wolves. I even got a text from a friend of … Read more

I just took a new job!

Mark Madsen took new job

I just signed a one year contract to be an assistant coach with the Utah Flash, located in Orem Utah…..and I’m excited to start coaching! One week ago I went to a Timberwolves game and it was surreal to be up in the stands watching my old teammates and friends, Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Gomes, … Read more

Kurt Rambis to Coach Timberwolves?

Coach, Kurt Rambis, Timberwolves

There are reports coming out of Minneapolis that Kurt Rambis is getting strong consideration as the possible new head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves. I’m an LA Clipper now, but given that I’ve known Kurt Rambis for over 9 years and given that I played for the Timberwolves, I can say that Rambis would be … Read more

Thank you Minnesota

Minnesota Timberwolves, Thank you

I wanted to take a minute to tell the fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves a heart felt thank you for all of the support and enthusiasm for the team over the past few years. Even though the past couple of years had been tough from a wins and losses perspective, when I will think of … Read more