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Sources: Former Laker Mark Madsen to become Los Angeles D-Fenders coach

Mark Madsen, a popular ex-bench warmer with the Los Angeles Lakers, is finalizing an agreement to become head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development

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League, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Lakers own and operate the D-Fenders, who recently lost coach Reggie Theus to the coaching job at Cal State Northridge.

Madsen recently completed his first season as an assistant coach at Stanford University.

Madsen was part of two NBA championships with the Lakers (2001 and '02) in his nine-year NBA career. Nicknamed Mad Dog, many fans best remember him for his unique dance style on the podium for Lakers' championship celebrations.

Before joining his alma mater, Stanford, as an assistant coach a year ago, he spent two seasons in the D-League as an assistant coach for the Utah Flash.

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