Lakers Hire Mark Madsen As Assistant
However, the Lakers made sure they had a replacement ready: former Laker and championship dancer, Mark Madsen will join Mike D'Antoni's staff as an assistant. Most remember Madsen for his awkward abilities on the floor, but his knack to do the right thing at the right time, even if it appeared to be by accident.
Madesn was serving as coach of the LA D-Fenders, the Lakers D-league associate and apparently showed that he deserves a crack at the NBA Assistant level...or they just needed to hire someone once Gentry chose the Clippers.
His breakdancing moves on the championship stage were unparalleled - even by Shaquille O'neal. Rest assured, Kobe will have his time to reminisce while rehabbing his achilles tendon and gracing the sidelines with his former teammate.
But now, for old times sake, lets look at the man with the moves - Mark Madman Madsen.