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D-Fenders hire Madsen as coach

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The Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League announced Monday that they hired Mark Madsen as head coach.

Madsen is a former Stanford star and nine-year NBA veteran.

Madsen helped the Cardinal reach the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round in 2000. He played on consecutive NBA championship teams with the Lakers. He also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He appeared in 453 NBA games overall.

Madsen spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant with Stanford. He also served as an assistant with the D-League's Utah Flash in 2009-10.
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