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Brooklyn Nets Hire Sean Marks as General Manager.

Sean Marks, left, and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. (Photo by Chris Birck/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sean Marks, left, and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. (Photo by Chris Birck/NBAE via Getty Images)


On the morning of the trade deadline, the Brooklyn Nets announced that they have hired Sean Marks as their new general manager.

Marks comes to Brooklyn from the San Antonio Spurs, where he was serving as the team’s assistant gm.  He held numerous jobs within the Spurs organization, including director of basketball operations, assistant coach next to Gregg Popovich, and the general manager of the Austin Toros, the Spurs’ D-League affiliate.  He also played in the NBA for 12 seasons.

“After an exhaustive vetting process, we are delighted to have Sean as our General Manager,” Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a prepared statement. “His experience on the court, in coaching and management gives him a 360 degree view of the job at hand. His background helping to build one of the greatest teams in the NBA gives him an unparalleled frame of reference. And he impressed us all with his vision, his values, his personality and his enthusiasm for the club. The vote to select him from an incredible list of talent was unanimous. We welcome Sean into our Nets family and look forward to his strong leadership and independent thinking as we build our own success story.”

Marks also released a statement through the Nets.

“I am very excited to be named the General Manager of the Brooklyn Nets, and to become a member of the vibrant and dynamic organization that represents Brooklyn,” Marks said. “I would like to thank Nets’ ownership for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to the challenge of creating a unified culture and building a winning team.”

His contract with the Nets is reportedly for four years.

Marks will replace Billy King, who was reassigned within the organization last month.  With less than five hours to go until the NBA trade deadline, it remains to be seen if Marks has any deals up his sleeve.

The Nets unveiled their brand new $50 million state-of-the-art facility in Brooklyn on Wednesday.  Reports were flying in from around the league that Marks had originally turned down the Nets gm job, which was offered on Monday night.  At the press conference, Prokhorov joked that he did not know who Marks was.  Going into Thursday, it looked like the trade deadline would pass for the Nets without a new general manager in place.

According to ESPN, Brooklyn improved its offer to Marks late Wednesday night, and an announcement was made on Thursday morning.  This is a huge get for the Nets.  In Marks, they hired someone who has playing, coaching and front office experience.  He is considered a triple-threat asset in NBA circles, but he will definitely have his work cut out for him in regards to rebuilding the roster.


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Jason Goldstein is a co host of the Baseline Jumper NBA podcast, recording every Tuesday night along Ben McDonald. Jason has also spent time as the Basketball Editor at while also handling the Brooklyn Nets Lead Writer duties since October 2015.
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