Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Former Bruin Gerald Madkins Joins Sonics

By Bruin Basketball Report

Former UCLA guard Gerald Madkins was hired as Director of West Coast Scouting for the NBA Seattle SuperSonics, General Manager Sam Presti announced today. 

joining the SuperSonics, Madkins was a scout with the New York Knicks for four seasons and served as an assistant coach at UCLA from 2001-03.

Madkins was named the Continental Basketball
Association’s Rookie of the Year in 1993, and played three years in the
NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. He also
played professionally overseas in Spain and France

Madkins played for the Bruins during the 1988 and 1990-92 campaigns  He suffered injuries from an automobile accident which forced him to redshirt the 1989 season; however, he returned strong and started for the team in his final three season. 

While at UCLA Madkins was known as a solid defensive player and team leader.   With a roster full of talented shooters and scorers, Madkins played unselfishly and sacrificed his own offensive game for the sake of the team.  He still ranks in the top ten in career assists and steals in UCLA history

Madkins finished his collegiate career at UCLA averaging 7.6 points, 3.3 assists while shooting 52% from the field in 123 games.  As a senior, he helped the Bruins win the Pac-10 title (28-5) and reach the regional final of the NCAA Tournament.



At Aug 29, 2007, 4:11:00 PM, Anonymous JonW said...

With a team that included Tracy Murray, Don MacLean, Darrick Martin, and Mitchell Butler -- someone had to be the unselfish one -- and Madkins was that guy. One of my all time favorites.
For you young guys....think Cedric Bozeman.

At Aug 30, 2007, 3:42:00 PM, Anonymous clyde said...

I second that. Great guy. Glad for him.


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