Mark Madsen, Larry Lewis Join Lakers’ Staff
The Lakers officially announced the addition of two player development coaches Friday.
As previously reported by The Times, the Lakers have added Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis, both of the D-Fenders, to Coach Mike D’Antoni’s staff.
“Both Mark and Larry bring a high level of credibility to our staff,” D’Antoni said in a statement. “Mark has endless energy and is a workaholic. He’s developed players at the college level and I think he’ll do a great job making the jump to the NBA.”
“Larry has proven to be a natural at helping develop players for the D-Fenders since transitioning from nearly two decades of playing abroad and in the CBA,” D’Antoni continued. “We expect that he will make a great player development coach at the NBA level as well.”
Madsen, who as a player won NBA titles with the Lakers in 2001 and 2002, recently had been named head coach of the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League affiliate. With the move to the Lakers’ bench, his stint with the D-Fenders lasted about a month.