will have one of its own behind the Stanford basketball team's bench next season.
Mark "Mad Dog" Madsen, a standout player for San Ramon Valley High who went on to Stanford and helped them reach the Final Four in 1998, was hired as assistant coach of the team.
Madsen, 36, will replace Dick Davey who retired in March.
From Stanford, Madsen went on to play 453 games (starting 70) with the L.A. Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
"I am very grateful to Coach Dawkins and Stanford University for the opportunity to join the basketball staff," Madsen said in a statement released by the school. "I feel extremely fortunate to represent an institution that has meant so much to me, both personally and professionally. I'm excited to get started and look forward to contributing immediately as our program builds on last year's success."
While at Stanford, Madsen averaged 10.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, and ranked among the school's top-10 all-time performers in both field-goal percentage (fourth) and rebounds (sixth).
During his career, Stanford was 105-24, won two Pac-10 titles and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2000. His three-point play with 26 seconds left was the key play as the Cardinal beat Rhode Island 79-77 in the Midwest Regional final to earn a berth in the 1998 Final Four.