HoopsHype Mark Madsen rumors

May 11, 2013 Updates
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When Mark Madsen got a text message from Jason Collins early Monday morning asking him to call, Madsen thought the two were going to discuss graduate school options. Madsen just completed his MBA at Stanford, where both he and Collins played basketball as undergrads, and Madsen knows Collins is interested in graduate school. "He said, 'I'm actually coming out. I'm gay,' " Madsen told USA TODAY Sports. "I said, 'Jason, thanks for letting me know. I got your back.' " USA Today Sports

July 11, 2012 Updates

He was 6-foot-9 and warmed up by violently dunking the ball in the Stanford University court. "We're never winning this game," Ms. Huh recalls thinking. Her prediction was a slam-dunk: The center was Mark Madsen, a former player in the National Basketball Association. Mr. Madsen "had such good rebounding instincts, we eventually gave up and let him have every one," says Travis Johnson, one of Ms. Huh's teammates. Their side lost by 30 points. Mr. Madsen is one of several former-top-tier athletes aiming to extend their careers by joining recreational and beer leagues, sometimes spoiling the fun for the shorter, slower or clumsier folks they play against. Mr. Madsen, enrolled at Stanford's business school, had joined classmates for the game against Ms. Huh's squad, which was made up of Ph.D. students who called their team Full Frontal Nerdity. Wall Street Journal

Ms. Clauss rejected that argument and his contention that he wasn't a "former" professional because "I have never filed my retirement papers." The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association says many leagues bar former pros and current varsity athletes from competing in certain sports. Mr. Madsen, who graduated in June and was recently hired as an assistant coach for the Stanford men's basketball team, says he has fond memories of his single intramural game. As an NBA forward, he spent most of his pro career under the basket, rarely taking a long shot. But in his intramural debut he launched six three-pointers. "I made them all," he says. Wall Street Journal

July 10, 2012 Updates
June 5, 2012 Updates

The hiring will be announced later Tuesday. Madsen spent 2010 as an assistant coach with the NDBL's Utah Flash, where he focused on teaching low-post fundamentals. Madsen was a two-time All-American and a two-time All-Pac-10 selection after starring at San Ramon Valley High. He finished his career ranked in Stanford's top-10 list in blocks and rebounds. CSNBayArea.com

Former Stanford star Mark Madsen is coming back to the school as an assistant basketball coach. Coach Johnny Dawkins said Tuesday that Madsen will replace the retired Dick Davey on his staff. Madsen will primarily work with post players. Madsen helped lead the Cardinal to four NCAA tournament appearances and the 1998 Final Four during his collegiate career. He averaged 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in his career and earned the nickname “Mad Dog” for his aggressive style. CBS Los Angeles

July 22, 2011 Updates

Today computer hacker Daniel Goncalves was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing the domain name P2P.com from Internet entrepreneur Marc Ostrofsky and selling it on eBay.com for $121,000 to former NBA basketball player Mark Madsen. Goncalves is the first domain thief in history to be criminally prosecuted in the United States. Ostrofsky and his partners Albert and Lesli Angel worked to track down Goncalves with the New Jersey Cyber Crimes unit. Goncalves was sentenced before Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim in Union County, N.J. following a guilty plea to multiple criminal counts. Cision Wire

January 18, 2011 Updates

Odom complained after the game that Griffin rammed into his back while pursuing a rebound despite a large Clippers' lead in the final seconds, but Jackson said some players simply go all-out play after play. " Mark Madsen used to be like that all the time," Jackson said. "He used to get in practice and guys were like, 'Come on, Mark. Take it easy.' " Los Angeles Times

November 18, 2010 Updates

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