Cal males’s basketball has introduced its subsequent head coach, and he comes with deep ties to the Golden Bears’ largest rival.
Mark Madsen, a two-time NBA champion and coach of Utah Valley for the previous 4 seasons, was introduced Wednesday as the pinnacle coach at Cal Berkeley.
Head coach Mark Madsen of the Utah Valley Wolverines talks to his crew earlier than their first spherical sport in opposition to the New Mexico Lobos within the 2023 Nationwide Invitation Event at The Pit on March 15, 2023 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Sam Wasson/Getty Photographs)
“I’m extraordinarily grateful to Chancellor Christ and Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton for his or her perception in me, and for the great alternative to steer Cal’s males’s basketball crew again to its profitable custom,” Madsen mentioned in a press launch.
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“Having grown up within the space, I’ve at all times admired Cal as an establishment and as an athletic program, with so lots of my lecturers, coaches and mates spectacular Cal graduates. We’ll win with younger males who’ve elite tutorial and athletic expertise and who will signify Cal with pleasure. Hannah and I and our kids are excited to return to the Bay Space and be a part of the Cal neighborhood and I can not wait to get began. Go Bears!”
Madsen performed his faculty ball at Stanford, serving to the Cardinal attain the Ultimate 4 in 1998 earlier than being chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers within the first spherical of the 2000 NBA Draft.
Madsen spent three years in LA, profitable two championships with the Lakers earlier than ending his nine-year NBA profession with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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He served as an assistant coach with the Lakers for six seasons from 2013-19 earlier than being employed to steer Utah Valley.
In his 4 seasons in Orem, Utah, Madsen led the Wolverines to 2 regular-season convention titles and was named the 2023 Western Athletic Convention Coach of the Yr.
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“I couldn’t be extra excited to welcome Mark, his spouse Hannah, and their kids to the Cal Household,” Knowlton mentioned. “We carried out an exhaustive search, and one title saved rising to the highest – and that’s Mark Madsen.
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“Mark is an individual of excessive character, excessive vitality, excessive depth, and he’s accomplished it the precise method. He’s intense. He’s passionate. He loves his student-athletes, and he loves competing. We wish an envoy for this program who’s going to make us proud and develop our younger males – each on and off the courtroom. I’m completely thrilled that Mark will lead our program into the longer term.”
The Golden Bears have struggled in recent times, failing to complete every of the previous six seasons with a profitable document.
In 2022-23, Cal went 3-29, and this system has failed to succeed in the NCAA Event since 2016.