STANFORD, Calif.- The sixth episode of "Commit To The Court", a creative series featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the Stanford men's basketball program, can be viewed below.
The latest production of The Cardinal Channel, the official video network of Stanford Athletics, "Commit To The Court" showcases the experiences off the court for various members of the Cardinal men's basketball team.
The sixth episode spotlights the playing and coaching career of former Cardinal standout Mark Madsen, who joined the program as an assistant coach last June.
One of the most iconic and inspirational players in school history, Madsen has enjoyed success at every level of basketball. During his four-year career on The Farm, Madsen earned All-America honors in each of his final two seasons while helping lead the Cardinal to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 1998 Final Four. A nine-year NBA veteran, Madsen spent six seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves following a three-year stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, in which he contributed to the franchise's 2001 and 2002 NBA championships.
A native of Danville, Calif., Madsen spent the last two years on campus, completing coursework toward his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Known to everyone as "Mad Dog" for his signature physical and aggressive style of play, Madsen averaged 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds for his Cardinal career while ranking among the school's top-10 all-time performers in field goal percentage (fourth - 58.7), and rebounds (sixth - 857). A two-time All-Pac-10 selection, Madsen was tabbed a two-time All-American by the NABC (1999 Third Team, 2000 Second Team) and a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press in 2000. He was also named a member of the John R. Wooden Award team as a senior.
Following his NBA career, Madsen served as an assistant coach during the 2009-10 season with the Utah Flash of the NBA's Developmental League.
Madsen also possesses international playing experience, leading the United States to a gold medal at the 1999 World University Games before being named to the roster for the 2001 Goodwill Games.