I always thought the inevitable Mark-Madsen-in-Utah story would involve a one-season farewell tour with the Jazz, like Tom Chambers. Instead, the Mad Dog accepted an assistant coaching gig with the Utah Flash.
Even though I am a native Californian, I do have some family ties in Utah and in the Provo/Orem area. So ultimately I do feel it will be a nice fit. I’m grateful to Brandt Andersen and Coach Brad Jones for the opportunity and promise to work very hard and try to make the team better. I will be keeping my home in Minnesota and look forward to getting back out to Eden Prairie this summer to enjoy all of what Minnesota has to offer. Thanks for all of the positive feedback on Twitter and FB and I hope to see some of you at some Utah Flash games this season!!
It’s a natural fit and the Flash are obviously stoked to have an NBA champion on the sidelines. On the downside, he’ll probably get enough publicity that he won’t be able to get away with his yearly tradition of spending the offseason in Utah and convincing local girls he’s an engineer in town for the summer on an internship.
Best of luck to the Mad Dog with new career path.